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Maple Sugar Basics in Northwest Indiana

Condensing maple sap into syrup and dry sugar is a traditional food process of many Native communities of the New England, Great Lakes, and Ohio River regions. Syrup/sugar was (historically) and still is today most often made from the sap of Sugar Maples, although other types of trees are tapped for their sap too, like…

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Spring Garden Clean-Up Practices That Make a Huge Impact

     Longer days and warmer weather mean you will probably be spending more time outside in the coming weeks, and you will likely notice that your garden needs some work. Even though it is tempting to start spring cleaning right away, it is extremely important that we hold off until we’ve had 7 consecutive…

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LaPorte Garden Show Announces Speakers

La Porte County Master Gardeners SPRING GARDEN SHOW is Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Michigan City High School from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  There will be an all-day Kids Fun Zone and a Kid’s Scavenger Hunt. There will be vendors and food. Admission is $10. Children under 12 are free. They have chosen an outstanding schedule of…

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Calumet Revisited Monthly Forums – September Thru May 2024

     Diets of local Native Americans will be compared to those of early European settlers in Northwest Indiana at the initial meeting of Calumet Revisited Forums on September 5. via Zoom.       Dr. Ezekiel Flannery, who has a PhD in the sociology of food and nutrition, will discuss these differences at 5 p.m.…

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Bi-State Action Plan for Conservation Partnership Released

     The Calumet region spans from Northwest Indiana to Southeast Chicagoland and has some of the richest natural areas in the Midwest. . Conservation partners have been working for decades to protect and restore what remains in this highly fragmented landscape. Now, ten organizations, together called the Calumet Land Conservation Partnership (CLCP), have produced…

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Purdue Master Gardeners Garden Walk – Lake County

     The Purdue Master Gardeners proudly presents its Annual Garden Walk held  June 25th, 2023  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:       Join the…

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Naturepalooza Changes Name to Living With Lakes

      Naturepalooza, changes name to the Annual Living with Lakes seminar. The Annual Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturday, June 24th, 2023 Rogers Lakewood Park, Free – bring a dish or dessert.         This free all ages, outdoor nature experience will feature exhibitors, speakers, activities, displays, watersports, give-aways,…

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Chatauqua in the Dunes “Pollination Investigation” Poster Series on Display at Indiana Dunes this Summer

Nearly 90% of flowering plants rely on approximately 200,000 species of animal pollinators for fertilization. Smithsonian Gardens and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service present “Pollination Investigation,” a poster exhibition that explores the who, what, when, where, why, and how of pollination by interpreting the unique relationship between pollinators and flowers. The posters will be…

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Wetlands Festival Expands – Hammond Indiana

     A morning bike ride and an afternoon walk will be featured at the 23nd annual Wolf Lake BiState Wetlands, Wind & Water festival on Saturday, May 27.       Sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), the festival begins at 9 a.m. near the Visitors Center parking lot at…

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Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration

     Invest In our Planet, on Earth Day, 9am – 1pm, on Saturday, April 22nd at the Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso Indiana.     Perhaps you can use bedding, keys, art supplies, towels, coats, tools etc. Porter County Recycling will advertiser your wish list to the community and encourage donations at the Earth…

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