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IU Northwest Community Garden: Overview

A catalyst for growth, the IU Northwest Community Garden collaboratively builds capacity and connections.

IU Northwest Community Garden

Located on the corner of 35th and Washington, across from the Anderson Library

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Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

All webinars are free and open to adults of all ages. To register, contact  the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence via email at or by calling 219-980-6978. Details for joining the webinar will be provided upon registration.


The Negative Impacts of Invasive Plants: How We Can Make a Difference

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 21

Join Erica Luchik, regional specialist of Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management, for this live webinar and learn about the negative impact invasive plants have on us, our natural areas, and wildlife. Common invasive plants, such as those often found in landscaping, will be identified, as will native plant alternatives. Participants will learn what they can do about invasive plants and steps they can take in their own backyards to benefit, rather than harm, their local ecosystem.


Composting from a Permaculture Perspective

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, Friday, June 12

During this live webinar, Christine Maloney, an Advanced Permaculture Designer and Educator, will  be discussing permaculture, its three guiding ethics, and how composting relates to each of these ethics. Participants will also learn about the basics of composting, including what can be composted, the various methods of composting (bin, pile, pit, blender, vermicompost), and whether to turn or not to turn compost.


To Bee or Not to Bee?

11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Monday, June 29

Come delve into the amazing lives of honeybees and see what these "super insects" can do, from the regal queen, right down to the aptly named worker bees. In words and pictures, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Victoria Jostes will decode honeybee secrets, and then tie the facets of her story into a neat and fascinating bundle, that ultimately relates to each of us.



Center for Urban &
Regional Excellence

Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway
Library Conference Center, Room 203
Gary, Indiana 46408 
(219) 980-6978
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