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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.

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Photo: Carly Lesser & Art Drauglis (Flickr)

Paw paws, also called Indiana bananas, are ready for the picking through the month of October. Get them before the raccoons and deer do!

It’s a community organization and it’s a place for people to convene and connive. It’s a commons. It’s a public commons.

Amy Roche talking about how the Bloomington Community Orchard is so much more than a collection of fruit trees. She’ll be joined by Michael Simmons to talk about how easy it is to plant a fruit tree in your yard.

A couple recipes from Chef Daniel Orr using paw paws, that oh-so-very Hoosier fall favorite.

Harvest Public Media has a story about corn prices just as farmers are working on the harvest.

And an all-natural way to keep your garden’s worst enemy at bay… Deer repellent made from items you probably have in your fridge.

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Expected Bumper Crop Has Price Of Corn Dropping


Corn farmers have been riding high prices for the last few years. But an expected bumper crop has prices falling this harvest season.

Give Your Garden The Gift Of Fruit Trees

plastic tree guards around young tree trunks

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.

Paw Paw Cookies, Puh-Please


Paw paws are called Indiana Bananas not just because they grow all over the state through the fall, but because the fruits' tastes and textures are similar.

Persimmons And Paw Paws: Cooking With Indiana Fruits

Persimmons And Paw Paws

We’re focusing on Indiana fruits. Paw paws transform some sliced apples into a unique starter dish. Then, a recipe for traditional persimmon bread pudding.

Not Tonight, Deer! An All-Natural Deer Repellent


When it comes to pest control, it can be a real drag to be an organic gardener. Chef Daniel Orr has an all-natural solution for deterring hungry deer.

Paw Paw And Apple Salad

Paw Paw And Apple Salad

If you could imagine crossing a banana with a mango, then you’d get a Paw Paw. The custard-like yellow meat is tasty served with apple slices.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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