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Ernest Rando's Blog – April 2012 Archive (5)

Northwest Indiana's 2012 Earth Day Event

Earth Day 2012 to feature environmental family fun



Northwest Indiana – The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County invites residents from Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties and beyond to become inspired, educated and entertained at the 2012 Northwest Indiana…

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Added by Ernest Rando on April 20, 2012 at 8:56am — 2 Comments

What can you grow in aquaponics?

So I have had this question several times asked to me. "Ernest, what can you grow in aquaponics?"

In this blog post I will not so much create a master list of what can grow aquaponically, but I would like to quickly discuss some key principals that helps when learning about aquaponics and doing any kind of farming or gardening.

The easy answer to the question, what can you grow in aquaponics is this…

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Added by Ernest Rando on April 19, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A new Aquaponics group you say! What is Aquaponics anyway?

If you are at all interested in learning more about Aquaponics, feel free to check out the new Aquaculture, Aquaponics, & Hydroponics group just started here within AGI. This is an educational outreach group wanting to reach out and inform the public of the opportunities within aquaponics for Indiana and the Midwest region as a whole. Here is a very detailed introduction as to exactly what Aquaponics is, that can be found on our discussion threads …

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Added by Ernest Rando on April 10, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Easter Weekend, Hugelkultur meets container gardening

So I ran into a small problem this spring. I will be moving in June and so had to redo my plans for spring planting. I decided to do start some containers so that hopefully they will be easy or at least manageable to move in June with me. So here is what I did. 

I decided to plant in several containers, plant in a straw bale, and start some veggies in a cold frame. Not only that but I decided to…

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Added by Ernest Rando on April 9, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Northwest Indiana's Earth Day Event

Just getting ready for Northwest Indiana's Earth Day Event on Apr. 21st, 2012. The Aquaponics Association will be hosting a booth and will be bringing a live and mobile Aquaponics set up. Earl Ward, Co-Chair of the North Central…

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Added by Ernest Rando on April 8, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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Reader tips: hangers, mesh bags and water conservation

Sometimes you, readers, have some pretty great tips to share. Here are a few that I thought might interest the masses.

In response to Closet Recycler, a question about recycling wire hangers:

Dear Renee,

Folks might want to remember food/clothing pantries which are always looking for hangers to hang [...]

STOP COVANTA’S DIRTY MRF

RECYCLING UPDATE FOR THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS

In September 2014, two paper companies and a concerned citizen filed a lawsuit in Marion Superior Court, asking the judge to stop the City of Indianapolis’ “recycling” contract with Covanta. We expect to hear from the judge within in the next week or [...]

Can do

Renee!!

For many years as a family we have gone to Michigan to camp.  During many of the visits we noticed that many Michigan grocery stores have recycling machines that accept cans/bottles.  When a can is deposited it is crushed and a receipt is printed for cash reimbursement.  The store [...]

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