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Eat Whatís in Season. Cook Whatís in Season

Posted by: Paige Vandoski, Social Media Intern on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 10:00:00 am

Want to eat what’s in season? Although summer is winding down, there will still be some produce that will probably be overflowing at your local market! The August in-season picks are:

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Fix your drought-stressed lawn

Posted by: Steve Scott, Grounds Supervisor on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:00:00 am

The summer of 2012 has been one brutal summer for you lawn. The combination of high temperatures and a lack of rainfall has done its number on many lawns across the Central Indiana area.  With the return of rain, we have seen many lawns green up quickly, however, others are still showing signs of distress from the drought...

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Whatís the Big Deal About Buying at a Farmerís Market?

Posted by: Paige Vandoski, Social Media Intern on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 2:00:00 pm

What’s the Big Deal About Buying at a Farmer’s Market? by Paige Vandoski

Tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, watermelon, carrots, basil, chicken, bread… Can’t you find all this stuff at the regular grocery store? Well, superstores like Walmart and Meijer probably do carry these things, but why is it better to buy them at a local Farmer’s Market? If you’ve been to a Farmer’s Market, you probably already know that the fruits, veggies, herbs, meat, and home-baked goods are bursting with more flavor, are more sustainable, and the overall experience of strolling around on a warm summer day while conversing with people from the community is so much more rewarding. If you are a regular Farmer’s Market attendee or know nothing about them, I hope this list I’ve compiled is a refreshing, insightful look on why your next food run should be to your local Farmer’s Market J not those superstores!

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Feeding the Ducks?

Posted by: Stephanie Dilk, Education Manager on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 12:00:00 am

Is duck feeding a sound practice? For those of you who have a pond around your home, or who visit a local pond at a park or even the “duck pond” at Ball State University, I thought you might find this question relevant to your own choices. After speaking with some great people from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, as well as doing some reading of my own, I made some fascinating discoveries...

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Things to Consider When Designing Your Garden

Posted by: Paige Vandoski, Social Media Intern on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 12:00:00 am

Is there more to putting a garden together besides simply picking pretty plants? You bet! When considering overall garden design: plant placementformcolor and leaf texture all play a vital role in giving a garden a dazzling appearance...

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