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EDITORIAL: Plant seeds of hope in blighted areas

EDITORIAL: Plant seeds of hope in blighted areas

LaPorte is going to try installing a community garden in an area where blight has been a problem. By all means, plant seeds there to help feed those who help cultivate the plants.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
The prize garden

The prize garden

PUC students Mike Sullivan and RJ Jarecki show off their 1st place winning garden.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Purdue Cal students win for best garden

Purdue Cal students win for best garden

After a successful run last year, Purdue University Calumet Director of Intramurals Matt Dudzik decided to bring back a friendly gardening competition.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Remembrance garden

Remembrance garden

The runner-up garden planted by Amy Hemingway and Sheryl Corey in memory of coach Frank Podkul.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Strawberries

Strawberries

Head out to the fields to pick strawberries.

June 15, 2014 3:08 pm
Ray's take vegetables to Valpo food pantry

Ray's take vegetables to Valpo food pantry

Most beginner gardeners should be successful at growing hybrid tomato plants, some root vegetables and greens. Here, Audrey Carrillo, front, and sister Caroline of Chesterton collect vegetables and fruits from their home garden in Chesterton before taking them to the Valparaiso food pantry.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
Young Spring Rhubarb Sprouts at the Potempa Farm Garden Patch

Young Spring Rhubarb Sprouts at the Potempa Farm Garden Patch

Young, leafy green spouts of spring rhubarb are finally emerging this week in the garden patch at the Potempa Family Farm.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am
Purdue launches herb garden to promote healthy cooking

Purdue launches herb garden to promote healthy cooking

Martha Lowry and Matthew Dudzik remove dead leaves and weeds from basil plants in the Purdue Calumet campus herb garden. The garden concept, launched last summer behind the PUC Recreation Center in Hammond, is designed to help encourage healthy cooking.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am
Community garden increases security after rash of thefts

Community garden increases security after rash of thefts

Levi Gildon and William Young tend to the Brother's Keeper garden recently in Gary.

September 22, 2013 6:12 pm
Havahart Spray Away Elite II

Havahart Spray Away Elite II

Havahart newest model, the new hose-free, motion activated Spray Away Elite II, provides an effective, low-maintenance and humane way to keep unwanted animals away from lawns and gardens. It is solar-powered with infrared sensors to detect an animal's heat and movement up to 35 feet away, em…

August 28, 2013 6:30 pm
Purdue launches herb garden to promote healthy cooking

Purdue launches herb garden to promote healthy cooking

Martha Lowry and Matthew Dudzik remove dead leaves and weeds from basil plants in the campus' herb garden. The garden, located behind the Recreation Center at Purdue Calumet in Hammond, is designed to help encourage healthy cooking.

August 03, 2013 10:30 pm
Take control of your garden from pests

Take control of your garden from pests

Pests can destroy a garden little by little, or have a devastating effect in just one night.

July 30, 2013 2:30 am Photos

Photos

Betty Vendl of San Pierre in Farm Garden Potato Patch in 1943

Betty Vendl of San Pierre in Farm Garden Potato Patch in 1943

Elizabeth "Betty" Vendl, photographed in 1943 during World War II in the potato patch of the gardens at the family farm, died at her home on Friday, July 12 at age 93.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am
Gardens growing hope in Sauk Village

Gardens growing hope in Sauk Village

SAUK VILLAGE | Tomatoes, onions, cabbage, peppers, broccoli, radishes, herbs and more grow behind McConathy Public Library and will be available to Sauk Villagers as soon as they're ready to harvest, thanks in part to a $300 grant from the Cook County Farm Bureau.

July 06, 2013 7:45 pm Photos

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Merrillville Fire Department pursues green roof at station

MERRILLVILLE | A project proposed at Merrillville Fire Station No. 1 could promote healthy eating for firefighters and provide environmental benefits.

July 06, 2013 6:15 pm
Rikki Tikki Tavi and Nag the Cobra in 1975 TV Special "Rikki Tikki Tavi"

Rikki Tikki Tavi and Nag the Cobra in 1975 TV Special "Rikki Tikki Tavi"

In the 1975 TV animated special by Chuck Jones called "Rikki Tikki Tavi," based on the short story in "The Jungle Book" written in 1894 by Rudyard Kipling, the title character is a young mongoose who does battle with a pair of cobras in a family's garden in India.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am
Accidental gardeners

Accidental gardeners

John Kwiliasz picks up a container of strawberries he and his wife Pat harvested Tuesday from their Portage garden.

June 18, 2013 4:29 pm
Accidental gardeners

Accidental gardeners

John and Pat Kwilasz work in their Portage garden Tuesday. What started with an about an acre and a few peony plants has grown to 4 acres, a vegetable garden, and about 5,000 peony plants. John and Pat have been growing vegetables, peonies, mums and other plants in their Portage yard for abo…

June 18, 2013 4:30 pm
Accidental gardeners

Accidental gardeners

John and Pat Kwilasz pick strawberries Tuesday in their Portage garden. What started with an about an acre and a few peony plants has grown to 4 acres, a vegetable garden, and about 5,000 peonies plants.  It began with them helping a neighbor transplant some peonies. "She asked if I would li…

June 18, 2013 4:29 pm
Garden a place for Valpo students to learn and grow

Garden a place for Valpo students to learn and grow

Second-grade teacher Jane Jones helps student Alyssa Snow-Ames plant vegetables Tuesday in the new teaching garden at Parkview Elementary School in Valparaiso.

May 28, 2013 5:42 pm
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