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Volunteer Workday @ Ritchie

Porter County’s J. Timothy Ritchie Nature Preserve is one of the region’s best-kept secrets, as far as nature preserves and hiking trails go. Tucked between residential streets in a quiet Chesterton neighborhood, the trails and entrance to the preserve are easily overlooked. A wide variety of native plant species thrive within the forest understory, including …

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Gardening from the Roots to the Treetops – Create a Backyard Food Forest!s

By Christine Maloney Four mature maple trees around my house (two on the south and two on the north) leave only a narrow strip of full sun in the middle to grow my favorite sun-loving garden crops.  To complicate things further, my house and driveway take up the majority of that area in my typical …

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