Category Archives: Gardening/Landscaping

Vertical Farming Found in Portage Indiana – Green Sense Farm

With the Upcoming Garden Show and after the holidays closer to Spring, we tend to focus on Spring time and the rebirth of plants, gardening and plant life. But, there is a local farm in Northwest Indiana that has plant growth all year long – in Portage, Indiana. Headquartered in Portage Indiana, Green Sense Farms’…

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Local Organizations and Schools to Invited to Porter County’s Reuse Fair,

    Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction invites non-profit organizations and schools to register for its Earth Day Reuse Fair, scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in conjunction with the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso.      The event aims to connect participants…

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Help the Environment – Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Valpo compost site to open Saturdays for Christmas tree, electronics recycling Bring your live Christmas trees, wreaths and other organic holiday decorations to the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, to be turned into compost and mulch for your gardens and landscaping.  Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Off-season hours begin Jan. 7 This site is…

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15th Annual Gardening Show – Porter County Expo Center

15th Annual Gardening Show Highlights The 2018 Gardening Show will be held on Saturday, January 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Renovate! Repurpose! Revitalize!”  You won’t want to miss it. Some of the highlights include: A Seed & Bulb Exchange – quite possibly the largest on-site event of its type in…

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Holidays At Taltree Arboretum

Bring the whole family to Taltree and celebrate the holidays in our vintage Railway Depot. Step off the trails, out of the cold and into Santa’s workshop. Families are encouraged to bring cameras and snap a photograph with Santa. While waiting to meet with Kris Kringle, enjoy a warm cup of cocoa, create a holiday…

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Holiday Barn Shop Hop

This map-guided tour showcases 5 unique area LaPorte County shops offering the best in antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, collectibles, yard art and more. Three gift certificates will be awarded for 3 Whole Days – Nov 3, 4th & 5th , 2017 from 10am – 4pm CST! Shop LaPorte County’s best…

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Purdue Master Gardeners Garden Walk – Lake County

Garden Walk 2017, “A Day in the Gardens”  Date:  Saturday, July 8, 2017 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm   The Purdue Master Gardeners proudly present “A Day In The Gardens” Garden Walk, July 8, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Come and visit some of Lake County’s finest Gardens, featured this year in Dyer, Crown…

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Porter County Garden Walk

Whether it’s container ideas you crave or a leisurely time with a friend ambling in inviting spaces, you’re sure to enjoy Garden Walk 2017 on Saturday, June 24th from 9am – 4pm – $6 advance, $8 day of walk, children under 12 free. This year’s bouquet of gardens includes 5 home landscapes and a special…

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LaPorte County Spring Barn Shop Hop

The 2nd Annual LaPorte County Spring Barn/Shop Hop will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 thru Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Tour 6 unique area LaPorte County shops offering antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, yard art and more. Map available. Visit all 6 shops and enter drawing…

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Opening Season Friendship Botanic Gardens

Help kick off a momentous 2017 season by joining Friendship Botanic Gardens for the official spring opening on Saturday, May 6th, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm! The Gardens are open from May through the end of October on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am-6pm CST. Admission is $6, Wednesdays are FREE suggested donation days. Children…

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