Category Archives: Gardening/Landscaping

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Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration

       Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction invites residents from Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties and beyond to connect with the environment through exhibits, entertainment, reuse and activities featured at the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 30th 2022.      The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1…

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Brown Bag Gardening Series

Brown Bag Gardening Series Begins with a Panel Discussion on Local Food  Folks are invited to bring their “brown bag” lunch or snack and learn a little about gardening during four sessions presented by La Porte County Master Gardeners. Four sessions, two each in La Porte and Michigan City, will focus on aspects of gardening…

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Master Naturalist Classes Hosted by Schererville Parks

IN March, 2018, the Schererville Parks and Recreation Department will host its first Indiana Master Naturalist class series.  The class runs on Wednesdays from March 1st through May 3rd from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM.  All classes are held at the Schererville Community Center, 500 E. Joliet Street Schererville, IN 46375. “We are so excited to…

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2017 Spring Events at the Porter County Expo Center

Most of us in Northwest Indiana have cabin fever, so we wanted to let you know what’s going on at the Porter County Expo Center, so you can start filling up your calendar. For more Events like These, visit our Calendar of Events at: https://panoramanow.com/calendar/ Bridal Expo, January 22th, 2017, Noon – 4pm — The…

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14th Annual Gardening Show

The 14th Annual Gardening show is choc full of ideas, demonstrations and great items for your garden held Saturday January 28th at the Porter County Expo Center from 8am – 4pm. And, if you thought we had a lot of seeds to choose from last year, donations have doubled that amount this year.  We expect…

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Porter County Compost Open Till Dec 3rd

The Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction reminds residents that leaves, dead plants, tree limbs and other organic debris collected from fall yard cleanups are accepted at either public compost site in Porter County. The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 South 400 West, are open through Dec.…

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Porter County Compost Passes Tests

Porter County residents who take advantage of free compost from two public compost sites for their gardens are taking home quality material, as reported by A&L Great Lakes Laboratories, Inc., a third party company hired by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction to analyze the compost.      According to the test results, compost available at…

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Gabis Arboretum Opens New Playground

Children can now hop aboard for active play when visiting Taltree thanks to a generous donation of train-themed playground equipment in the nonprofit’s Railway Garden. Taltree was renamed Gabis Arboretum in 2018.  The two-piece playground features climbing and crawling features, a slide, pretend play and more. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, contributed $13,000…

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Miller Garden Club Hosts Garden walk

     Every Year, the Garden Club hosts the popular Annual Garden walk.   Elaborate secret home gardens, filled with native plants, perennials, and annuals, are open to the public during the Miller Beach Garden Club’s Annual Secret Gardens Tour. The walks are held in July on Saturday and Sunday in the Miller Beach community of…

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Gina Bell Joins Taltree Arboretum Valparaiso Indiana

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens proudly welcomed Gina Bell to its team, representatives announced Monday, April 25th, 2016. Bell assumes the role of director of events and sponsorships for Taltree.  Bell will coordinate the unprecedented 50-plus events hosted at Taltree in 2016 as well as strengthen and develop sponsorships aimed at supporting the non-profit’s mission. “We…

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