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September 25, 2014

 

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Planting Fruit Trees, Apples For Dessert, J&P Heritage Farm

Jerry and Paula Perron started farming after they retired. Chef Daniel Orr cooks with apples and sunchokes. And, fall is a great time to plant fruit trees.

August 2, 2014

 

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Urban Food Forestry, Pickled Eggs, Dumpster Diving

Megan Betz on why we see so few community orchards in the U.S. Harvest Public Media looks at Right To Farm legislation. Then, pickled eggs and dumpster diving.

October 26, 2013

This Is Indiana 

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Figs In Indiana, Preserving Persimmon, Buh-Bye Sheep

We celebrate figs in unlikely places today with a poem by Ross Gay. Persimmon jam to enjoy in the winter. And, where did all the sheep go?

October 22, 2013

Foraging Fun 

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Paw Paws Please, Not Tonight Deer, Fruit Trees For Dummies

Fall is a great time of year to plant fruit trees. A couple folks from the Bloomington Community Orchard give tips. All-natural deer repellent, paw paw recipes.

October 21, 2013

Giving Trees 

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Give Your Garden The Gift Of Fruit Trees

It's late fall in the orchard. Not only are volunteers preparing the plants for winter, but new fruit trees are also ready to go in the ground.

October 7, 2013

Strawberry Fields Forever 

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Take My Strawberry Plants. Please.

Strawberry plants were donated to the Bloomington Community Orchard 3 years ago. Today, they're growing out of control. Gardeners, they're here for the taking!

August 26, 2013

Waste Not, Want Not 

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New IU Program To Transform Food Waste Into Compost

It's the first day of classes at Indiana University. A new partnership hopes to lessen the food that gets wasted before it hits the cafeterias.

April 13, 2013

Sounds of Spring 

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Pollinators, Art With Strawberry Plants, Vegan Cinco De Mayo

If you build it, they will come. Or, at least that's what the Bloomington Community Orchard hopes! And, we're cooking an all-vegan Cinco de Mayo.

May 5, 2012

Plant Foods 

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Thinking Vegan, Thanking Pollinators

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, we present four vegan recipes. And, pollinators are the topic of new research and a volunteer project at the community orchard.

May 3, 2012

Nature's Hardest Workers 

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The Birds And The Bees Of Pollinating An Orchard

Volunteers for the Bloomington Community Orchard are working hard to attract pollinators by building honeybee hives, mason bee homes and bird houses.

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