EAST CHICAGO | In appreciation of U.S. military veterans and to celebrate the community garden at the East Chicago Salvation Army, Home Depot will be at 513 W. Chicago Ave. at 6:15 p.m. today for a special dedication ceremony.
A recent article in The Times dealt with the high number of old, abandoned homes that exist in Lake County, and the efforts of local mayors to eliminate these structures.
GARY | Trinity Baptist Garden hosted a Community Garden Party last month, part of a movement organized by Sustainable Indiana 2016 to encourage Aug. 18 garden parties at community gardens all across the state.
VALPARAISO | When the frost is on the pumpkins this fall, some of those pumpkins will be growing in the city-sponsored Garden for Others.
GrowNWI is kicking off the second year of their Community Garden/City Farm initiative with a callout meeting at 4 p.m. on Mar. 9 at the Barn at County Line Orchard. The program is open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels who are interested in growing food together.
EAST CHICAGO | Are you an East Chicago resident interested in community gardening or having a larger area to grow fresh produce?
The burgeoning awareness of how eating local is better on the wallet, the taste buds and the environment is encouraging city dwellers to band together to create urban gardens.
Right now, the plot of vacant land across from St. Timothy Community Church in Gary is empty. But when A'Lelia Johnson sees the land, she envisions tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, eggplant, butternut squash and maybe some cucumbers growing there.
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