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June 23, 2013 12:00 am
Students plant gardens to supply food for cafeteria meals, help teach healthier lifestyles

Students plant gardens to supply food for cafeteria meals, help teach healthier lifestyles

Second-grade students Elise Hibbard, left, and Lily Segura plant banana pepper plants while Nikky Witkowski, coordinator of Purdue University Agriculture Extension Program, talks to students about plant roots Thursday at Highland's Johnston Elementary School. The students planted a garden an…

May 16, 2013 11:43 pm
Students plant gardens to supply food for cafeteria meals, help teach healthier lifestyles

Students plant gardens to supply food for cafeteria meals, help teach healthier lifestyles

A new “back to the land” movement is starting to sprout in region elementary schools.

May 16, 2013 11:37 pm Photos

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Students plant gardens to supply food for cafeteria meals, help teach healthier lifestyles

Students plant gardens to supply food for cafeteria meals, help teach healthier lifestyles

Students from Highland's Johnston Elementary School get their hands in the dirt Thursday as they help plant a garden.

May 16, 2013 11:30 pm
Students plant gardens to supply food for cafeteria meals, help teach healthier lifestyles

Students plant gardens to supply food for cafeteria meals, help teach healthier lifestyles

Master gardener Joe Janostak, of Highland, helps Johnston Elementary second-grade students Michael Pottorf and Aidan Boyle, right, plant lettuce Thursday at the Highland school.

May 16, 2013 11:30 pm

Become a Lake County Master Gardener

CROWN POINT | Training to become a Lake County Master Gardener volunteer will start Aug. 30 and continue for 13 consecutive weeks. Classes will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays in the meeting room at the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Office, 880 E. 99th Court, Suite A.

July 11, 2012 12:00 am
Master Gardener Help Line is open for business

Master Gardener Help Line is open for business

CROWN POINT | Purdue Cooperative Extension Service's Lake County Master Gardener Help Line is in operation again for the gardening season, through Sept. 28, by calling (219) 755-3240. Master Gardeners staff the desk at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service Office, 880 E. 99th Ct., Suite A…

May 27, 2012 12:00 am

Valparaiso seeks volunteers to battle ash borers

VALPARAISO | A known terrorist is operating inside the city borders, and Public Works Director Matt Evans is mustering an army to battle them in what could be called Operation: Enduring Treedom.

March 03, 2012 7:00 pm
Lake County Master Gardeners upcoming events

Lake County Master Gardeners upcoming events

CROWN POINT | Lawn and gardening events in the near future capture the attention of individuals delighted with the recent warm weather with a chance to work in the yard.

January 02, 2012 12:08 pm

Become a Lake County Master Gardener

CROWN POINT | Do you love gardening - and sharing your knowledge of plants with others?

December 21, 2011 12:00 am

Master Gardener training offered

Training to become a Lake County Master Gardener volunteer will be offered starting on January 19, 2012, and continuing for 13 consecutive weeks. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Purdue Extension Office, located at 880 E. 99th Ct., Suite A, Cro…

December 14, 2011 3:00 pm

Master Gardeners to host Native Plant Sale

CROWN POINT | Lake County Master Gardeners will host its second Annual Native Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21, in the Fine Arts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am
Hedge fun: Purdue CD lists more than 100 of Indiana's native shrubs

Hedge fun: Purdue CD lists more than 100 of Indiana's native shrubs

Those of us who remember the 60s remember first lady, the late Claudia Alta Taylor "Ladybird" Johnson, who urged us to "plant a tree, a bush, or a shrub" to help keep America beautiful.

December 16, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Home and Garden events

Submit your local home and garden events online at nwi.com/calendar and to Marge Kullerstrand at margaret.kullerstrand@nwi.com.

August 05, 2010 12:00 am

Home and Garden events

Submit your local home and garden event online at nwi.com/calendar and to Marge Kullerstrand at margaret.kullerstrand@nwi.com.

July 29, 2010 12:00 am

Home and Gardening events

Submit your local home and garden event online at nwi.com/calendar and to Marge Kullerstrand at margaret.kullerstrand@nwi.com.

July 15, 2010 12:00 am
No fishing on this garden tour

No fishing on this garden tour

Seven years ago, when Kathy Bartley and Amber List's house was built, the one-acre yard was a blank canvas waiting to be painted. Today, their garden is one of 19 open for the Illiana "Living Watercolours" Water Garden and Pond Tour July 23-25.

July 15, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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