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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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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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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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What Have We Been Up To?

Fall Creek Gardens 2014 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 […]

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8 Uses for Garden Greens

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 […]

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Fall Creek Gardens Annual Report 2012

Family Night in the Garden Dear Friends, In 2012, Fall Creek Gardens busily laid a solid foundation from which to grow; from establishing a hard-working Board of Directors to launching the community garden and watching the once-empty land begin to bloom. Here is the Fall Creek Gardens Annual Report 2012 With over 950 hours of volunteered labor and more than 350 […]

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2013 Formstack Build Indy Awards Results

BuildIndyEvent1 Congrats to everyone who presented at Formstack’s Build Indy 2013. All the presenters were great! Here is a rundown of Formstack’s Build Indy event on Thursday, May 16 held at The Speak Easy:   Historic Indianapolis had a wonderful presentation. Tiffany Benedict Berkson was classy and informative. Historic Indianapolis is a quirky-cool-vintage site, great job […]

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