Category Archives: Gardening/Landscaping

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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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Earth Day 2016!

The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County invites residents from Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties and beyond to connect with the environment through exhibitors, entertainment, collection events and activities featured at the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at…

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First Annual Spring Garden Show

LaPorte County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Show titled “Think, Eat, Live Green” will feature keynote speakers, seminars and demonstrations, a gardening series for children, garden and food vendors plus door prizes and raffles. The event will be held on Saturday, March 19th, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Michigan City High School. It…

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Green Sense Farms Commissions A Wall Mural

Why were 15 Science students spending their time back stage of the IUSB Theatre Department in their last semester of 2015? The students were painting a wall mural on 4 pieces of 6 foot by 8 foot canvasses for Green Sense Farms, Portage Indiana, home of the largest vertical farm in the country. The story…

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Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale

     Mark you calendars for the Friends of Indiana Dunes Annual Plant Sale is held every year on a Satrurday, on April 23rd2022, from 9am til 1pm. The Native Plant Sale will again be held at Home of the Friends at 1000 E. Oak Hill Road, Porter, Indiana, 46304       The Space for…

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Spring Master Recycler program to feature Pratt tour

The Porter County Master Recycler Program has added a new feature to its already full spring schedule; a tour of Pratt Industries paper mill and corrugated recycling plant. “We are so excited Pratt has offered to give Master Recycler class number five students a tour of their plants here in Valparaiso,” Donna Stuckert, program coordinator,…

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Master Gardener Classes to Begin

     The Porter County Master Gardener Training class will begin February 4th and run through to May 12th. This year our class will be held in a new room at the Porter County Administration Building. We are recruiting right now for class attendees (capacity 30). The cost of the class is $200.00. The Master Gardener…

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The Annual Garden Show – Porter County Expo Center

     The Annual Garden Show is to be held on January 21st, 2023, at the Porter County Expo Center, in Valparaiso Indiana.       Admission is $10, tickets purchased at the door only, kids under 12 free. Included with admission are free tickets for the enormous seed & bulb exchange, or bring your own…

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