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What Have We Been Up To?

Fall Creek Gardens 2014Whew! 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 […]

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Summer Solstice Celebration!

page-0Have 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 OR OR 

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8 Uses for Garden Greens

greensThe 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 […]

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From the President’s Desk…

Yummy Cherry TomatoesThe growing season is soon approaching. The weather has given us a few surprises in the amount of snow, crazy unseasonable temperatures and surprise peeks into the Spring. We have endured these unexpected challenges and are looking forward to the time we can get into the dirt. Last year we installed new garden beds, the […]

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Soil Quality—Key indicators

Dung Beetles FightingIt is essential for you to have fertile nutrient packed soil in your garden. Rich soil equals healthy plants—quality vegetables and beautiful flowers. In order for your garden to produce, you must take measures to make sure your garden soil can support your plants. Soil can lose its fertility over time and because of geography […]

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Winter Class Series open for Registration!

Frosted flowersOrganic Gardening for Beginners–Winter Classes Start your 2014 garden with confidence!  Join Fall Creek Gardens and the Indiana Organic Gardeners Association for a four-part class series on the fundamentals of organic gardening.  Learn from local experts, meet other area gardeners, ask questions, share tips, and get ready for spring! Classes are divided into four topics, […]

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Black Gold — Black Walnut Harvest

Black WalnutWe have a small harvest of black walnuts! Black walnut trees are beautiful  and very valuable. Walnut trees produce delicious nutmeats and the tree’s timber are in high demand. A mature tree can yield 50K or more. Black walnut trees are a goldmine. Black walnut veneer — attractive and durable — is in demand. Walnut […]

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Fall Creek Gardens – Rain Garden Installation

Fall Creek Gardens - Rain Garden InstallationRain gardens, also called recharge gardens, are small detention and infiltration areas that use native vegetation. Rain gardens are inexpensive and easy to setup. Rain gardens are a popular form of rainwater mitigation. Rain gardens are easy retrofits for existing properties and are well suited for both individual homes, or larger common areas. Rain gardens […]

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