Black Gold — Black Walnut Harvest

Black Walnut We 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 $20,000 to $50,000. Black walnut trees are a goldmine. Black walnut veneer — attractive and durable — is in demand. Walnut […]

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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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Fall Creek Gardens – Rain Garden Installation

Fall Creek Gardens - Rain Garden Installation Rain 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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Preservation at the Crossroads

IMA Robert Indiana LOVE Sculpture Indiana Landmarks will roll out the red carpet for our friends in preservation when the National Preservation Conference comes to Indianapolis, Oct 29 – Nov 2, 2013! Count on inspiring educational and field sessions mixed with entertainment and fun in a walkable, historic downtown packed with hot restaurants and cools shops.      

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Please Bug Me

Bugs-Life-01 by Rosie Bishop – Insects and their shy cousins don’t advertise. If they did, we would likely think of “beneficial” and “wasps” as words we cherish together. We would love to see critters scurrying or wiggling in a scoop of soil. We would thank tiny flea-sized creatures for reliable assistance. We would use mulch to […]

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Growing Roots, Tending Flowers

Tree-Roots-1 by Maggie Goeglein - The only “grandpa” I can remember is Grandpa Wilburt, my mother’s stepfather. Wilburt was a rather crusty old character–the most vivid impression I have of him is the smell of his Old Spice aftershave and the prickly brush of his whiskery cheek on mine when I would give him a hug at […]

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Gardening Legacy

Indianapolis-Herb-Garden-1 by Angela Herrmann - “… they shall not plant and another eat …” Isaiah 65:22 (New Revised Standard Version) How many times have we taken for granted that we can drop by the grocery store to pick up bread, milk, and eggs? Have we considered: Where the food originated: locally or thousands of miles away? How […]

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