Category Archives: Gardening/Landscaping

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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…

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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 18th, 2020 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…

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Help the Environment – Recycle Your Christmas Tree

     Bring your live Christmas trees, Christmas Lights, wreaths and other holiday decorations to the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, to be turned into compost and mulch for your gardens and landscaping.      Valpo compost site will be open Saturdays and Sundays for Christmas trees, Christmas Lights, and Electronics recycling 9am –…

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16th Annual Gardening Show – Porter County Expo Center

     Valparaiso, IN. Jan. 25th, 2020 – The 16th Annual Gardening Show sponsored by Purdue University Cooperative Extension and its Porter County Master Gardeners will be held Saturday, Jan. 25th, 2020 at the newly renovated Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso, IN, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST (Chicago time).   …

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Holidays At Taltree (Gabis) Arboretum

Bring the whole family to Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest to celebrate the holidays. Santa Clause is heading down from the North Pole to visit children, young and old, in the vintage Railway Depot. Bring your camera and snap a photograph with jolly old St. Nick from noon to 4 p.m. December 1, 2, 8,…

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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 – Summer(July) Nov (Fall), Dec (Christmas), and Spring (Early March) from 10am – 4pm CST! Shop LaPorte…

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Purdue Master Gardeners Garden Walk – Lake County

     The Purdue Master Gardeners proudly presents its Annual Garden Walk,   from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Come and visit some of Lake County’s finest Gardens, featured this year in Dyer, Crown Point and Lowell. Tickets are $10.00 per person and are available, at the following locations:  The Artful Garden, 118 S. Main St,…

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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 2019 on Saturday, June 25th 2022 from 9am – 3pm. Tickets are $8 advance, $10 day of walk, children under 12 free. The headquarterd location has changed this year from Hayes…

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LaPorte County Spring Barn Shop Hop

The 4th Annual LaPorte County Spring Barn/Shop Hop will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 thru Sunday, May 5, 2019 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 2019 season by joining Friendship Botanic Gardens for the official spring opening on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm!      The Gardens are open from May through the end of October on Tuesdays through Sundays from 9am-5pm CST. Admission is $6. Children under 12 are…

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