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Garden Cleanup

Join us in the Fall Creek Garden on Saturday, April 15th as we beautify our neighborhood. Bring a trash bag, tennis shoes and a willingness to get your hands dirty while we make an effort to improve the Mapleton Fall Creek Neighborhood! Clean up is from 10am until 2pm. Plots are still available and will be for sale April 15th at the garden. Each 8′x4′ plot is $20 for the entire year. Hope to see you out Saturday, April 15 at Fall Creek Gardens.

Learn how to garden this winter with FCG!

Fall Creek Gardens and the Indiana Organic Gardeners Association (IOGA) are excited to present our 4th annual winter class series:   Organic Gardening for Beginners Our four-part class series features one class each month from January through April–preparing you to grow your very own organic garden this spring!  Register for all four classes before February […] Continue reading →

Build Better Gardening Soil: Mulching

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. […] Continue reading →

Build Better Gardening Soil: Tillage

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 […] Continue reading →

Building Better Gardening Soil

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 […] Continue reading →

What Have We Been Up To?

Whew! It’s been a busy summer and things here at the Gardens are speeding right along. Here’s a snapshot of our recent activity: 1. Organic gardeners love our classes! In July, attendees were able to learn about: Gardening with Native Plants, taught by Tom Hohman with Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society. Organic Pest Control […] Continue reading →

Summer Solstice Celebration!

Have you heard? We’re throwing a party! Presenting our first annual Summer Solstice Celebration at Fall Creek Gardens–and YOU are invited! Don’t wait!  Buy your tickets here: http://summersolsticetickets.eventbrite.com Of course, we know how busy the month of June can be…. Even if you cannot attend, you can still be a part of all the fun!  […] Continue reading →

8 Uses for Garden Greens

The first produce from your garden is often greens – lettuce, spinach, and arugula just to name a few. You can only make so many salads, but greens are some of the most concentrated sources of nutrition there are. So how to make use of that abundance and keep it from going to waste? 1. Green Smoothies! […] Continue reading →