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Urban Agriculture

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
A farm in an abandoned Gary warehouse?

A farm in an abandoned Gary warehouse?

Think about agriculture, and a Gary streetscape with boarded-up storefronts and vacant buildings is probably one of the last backdrops that comes to mind.

August 02, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Planting possibilities with musical seeds

Planting possibilities with musical seeds

Rockopelli 2014 – once again benefitting Planting Possibilities – happens on Sunday, July 13 at Main Square Park in Highland from 2:30 to 9pm. Admission is free however, donations are most appreciated.

June 27, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Chicken coop adds more cluck for buck

Chicken coop adds more cluck for buck

KANKAKEE, Ill. | Call them "pets with benefits" if you want, but keeping a few chickens in a backyard pen is one of the hottest new trends in small-scale, urban agriculture.

July 27, 2013 8:55 pm
Valparaiso community garden was almost a no-grow

Valparaiso community garden was almost a no-grow

VALPARAISO | It was beginning to look like someone put a curse on the city's effort to start community gardens to grow vegetables for needy families.

July 11, 2012 7:15 pm
Project will grow fresh produce for needy families

Project will grow fresh produce for needy families

VALPARAISO | When the frost is on the pumpkins this fall, some of those pumpkins will be growing in the city-sponsored Garden for Others.

June 27, 2012 8:15 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Urban gardens plant food for thought, too

EDITORIAL: Urban gardens plant food for thought, too

As the region struggles to recover from the worst economy since the Great Depression, there are some intriguing signs of growth. Planting urban gardens is among them.

June 15, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Project quenching hunger for healthy food

GUEST COMMENTARY: Project quenching hunger for healthy food

The food system is broken. In Indiana and around the world, vast amounts of food are wasted while many go hungry. One-third of all greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. The number of food-related disease is on the rise.

June 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Food for thought on healthy eating

With so much emphasis on fighting obesity in the United States, it seems counterintuitive that thousands of people in Northwest Indiana and the south suburbs live in food deserts. It's a serious problem, though.

April 16, 2012 12:00 am

Community garden idea sprouts in Portage

PORTAGE | The Portage Parks Department is looking for residents interested in participating in a community garden.

March 11, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo's Green Farms almost ready to start taking produce orders

VALPARAISO | It has taken about two years for Green Farms Agronomics and Mycology LLC to lay the groundwork to build an indoor vertical farm and produce crops.

February 23, 2012 1:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Seeds of hope in urban gardens

It's not easy to think of cities as fertile ground for farms, but that notion is taking hold in urban areas across the nation.

April 01, 2011 12:00 am
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