Category Archives: Nature

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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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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Activities abound at 14th Active Living Faire

The 14th annual Active Living Faire at Wolf Lake on Saturday, Sept. 30, will feature a Bike-athon and a Walk-a-thon to raise funds for non-profit organizations. Interested organizations can partner with the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI)., the sponsor of the Faire, and have their members raise money by having friends, family and…

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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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New Edge Adventure Park Opening Weekend

Edge Adventures NW Indiana – Deep River Park is our newest tree to tree adventure for the Edge Adventures family of aerial parks. It features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for everyone at every skill level.  It also features our FIRST Kid’s Park, with elements closer to the ground design…

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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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Friendship Botanic Gardens to Host “Nature Inspired Art Classes” for Children

Join Art Instructor, Jessica DeCaro, for a series of nature-inspired arts & crafts classes that are geared towards children. Each class nurtures children’s curiosity and encourages exploration, adventure and discovery. Children will then creatively express their experience at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, IN.   A Student may register for just one class; or…

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Take Mom to the Fairy House Gardens for Mother’s Day

The annual Fairy House Garden exhibit will be available for viewing from May 1-June 30 at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens – an excellent choice for Mother’s Day! Surrounding the Heron Pond trail, the exhibit features over a dozen houses created from natural and recycled material, each unique in personality with a natural landscape. Most of…

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