What’s new in the teaching garden!

fcg_2013 Our hard-working Food Fellow, Blake Moskal, has the following update to share from the Stone Soup Kitchen Garden.   As always, if you are looking for an opportunity to learn about gardening, he works with our volunteers on Saturday morning to tend the teaching garden.  To join, contact him:  bmoskal@butler.edu Over the past couple weeks our […]

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Keeping Backyard Chickens

Backyard Chicken Coop Keeping backyard chickens can be a chore. Finding the right chickens, complying with regulations and building or buying the right chicken coop are just the beginning. While keeping chickens is not 100% easy, knowing what to get and what to do will make keeping backyard chickens fun and rewarding. With the right knowledge, keeping chickens […]

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Growing a Kitchen Herb Garden

Growing Cooking Herbs If your next recipe calls for fresh oregano, ditch the trip to the grocery store for the overpriced oregano, grow your own in a herb garden! A herb garden is a great way to grow your ingredients. If you can keep houseplants alive, you can tend to a nice herb garden without too much trouble. […]

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Pop Quiz: can you identify this flower?

pawpaw2 Have we mentioned our love of native plants at Fall Creek Gardens? Choosing plants that have evolved here in our region is beneficial for both our garden and for our local ecosystem.  Not only do they attract beneficial insects and pollinators to our garden crops, but they also require far less care and maintenance, and […]

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Do-It-Yourself Garden Gear

DIY Garden Gear Using a do it yourself (DIY) approach, you can save money. Here are some ideas for no or low-cost garden tools. After another subzero winter, most of you are ready to get your gardens started. Getting seeds, tools, soil, and other items can be fun—but it can also get expensive. In this post, we’ll cover […]

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Build Better Gardening Soil: Mulching

Mulching2015 Properly caring for your garden soil greatly reduces having to repeatedly till the soil. By consistently enriching your soil organically, you maintain open and loose soil structure for your vegetable garden. Keeping the soil covered provides more soil structure—if you can, keep your soil covered. One great way to cover your garden soil is to use mulch. […]

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Build Better Gardening Soil: Tillage

RedCloverSky2015 Let’s quickly cover four methods to building better gardening soil—chicken manure, rock powders, and cover crops. Chickens and Rocks You can use the power of the chicken to enrich your garden soil. Chicken manure is a great source of rich, organic material that can really add to your soil enrichment process. Chicken droppings provide a microbial […]

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Building Better Gardening Soil

CompostBin2015 Building a productive garden starts with good soil. Many gardeners start by digging up their yards, shovel in hand or guiding their trusty garden tiller—plowing the land. While that is a great start, adding the right organic material and using some natural techniques can create rich and productive soil that will provide a great foundation for […]

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