Indiana

Indiana club meetings and farmers' markets are listed on page 2.

Although this Friendship Gardens is a private suburban garden, unavailable to the public, there are many other garden and nature related places to visit in Indiana.  Please visit Budding Gardener Events for Indiana events relating primarily to children.

Indiana Events:

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August 31 - September 7:  Chesterton.  Indiana Dunes State Park has nature-related programs planned for adults and children, www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/sp-Dunes_August.pdf

August 31:  Statewide.  Join the hunt for bees with the Great Sunflower Project, www.greatsunflower.org

August 31 - September 30:  Statewide.  Register to become a Citizen Scientist at Project BudBurst, http://budburst.org/

September 2, 16, 30:  Crown Point.  Home Food Preservation Classes, presented by Linda Curley, Health and Human Sciences Extension Educator, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, Lake County Office; contact Diana Cook at dmcook@purdue.edu or 219-755-3240.

September 2:  Michigan City.  Central Beach Sunset Hike, Central Beach, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

September 3:  Porter.  Learn to Kayak, Kemil Beach to Dunbar Beach, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

September 3 - November 19:  Rockville.  2015 Parke-Vermillion County Master Gardener Basic Training Class, http://www.hort.purdue.edu/mg/info/2015_Parke-Vermillion_MG_Application.pdf

September 3:  Valparaiso.  Animals with April, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

September 4 - 7:  Hesston.  Annual Hesston Steam & Power Show, http://hesston.org

September 4:  Porter.  Mount Baldy Guided Hike, meet at the Visitor Center, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

September 5 - December 26:  Gary Miller.  Open House at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Douglas Center, Saturdays, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 5:  Michigan City.  Coffee in the Garden at Barker Mansion, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 5 - 12:  Michigan City.  Pinhook Bog Open House, every Saturday, Pinhook Bog, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

September 5:  Portage.  Sunset Hike, Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

September 5:  Porter.  Learn to Kayak, Dunbar Beach to Kemil Beach, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

September 5 - 26:  Schererville.  The Lake County Master Gardeners Association presents Family Gardens for your Table, Tri-Town Safety Village, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com/

September 6:  Michigan City.  Bike Ride with a Ranger, Dunewood Campground, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

September 6:  Porter.  Mount Baldy Guided Hike, meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

September 9:  Munster.  Fall Gardening, presented by Master Gardener Stacey Haskins, Munster Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com/

September 11 & 12:  Cedar Lake.  Hunter's Education Safety Course, Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, www.lakecountyparks.com

September 12 - November 14:  Hammond.  Planetarium and Laser Shows, monthly on the 2nd Saturday, Challenger learning Center, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 12:  Hobart, Schererville, Valparaiso.  The Home Depot Clinics will present a "Hanging Basket Wooden Stand" Workshop.  Pre-register, Hobart, 219-942-2136; Schererville, 219-322-1651; Valparaiso, 219-531-6687; http://homeimproverclub.com/

September 12:  Michigan City.  Hoosier Farm Day, Washington Park, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 12:  Valparaiso.  Popcorn Festival, http://valparaisoevents.com/valparaiso-popcorn-festival/

September 12:  Whiting.  Dog Days of Summer, downtown Whiting, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 14:  Hobart.  Perennial Plant Swap, Deep River County Park Wood's Mill parking lot, www.lakecountyparks.com

September 15 - December 31:  Medaryville.  Greater Sandhill Cranes Fall Migration, Jasper-Pulaski State Fish & Wildlife Area, www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3109.htm

September 17:  Highland.  Winter Seed Sowing, presented by Master Gardener Victoria Jostes, Highland Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com/

September 17:  Hobart, Schererville, Valparaiso.  The Home Depot Clinics will present a "Rustic Decorative Pumpkin Stand" Workshop.  Pre-register, Hobart, 219-942-2136; Schererville, 219-322-1651; Valparaiso, 219-531-6687; http://homeimproverclub.com/

September 19 - 20:  Fort Wayne.  Johnny Appleseed Festival, http://johnnyappleseedfest.com

September 19:  LaPorte.  Sunflower Fair, www.sunflowerfair.com

September 19:  Merrillville.  Discovering Garden Gems, presented by Lake County Master Gardeners Association, Avalon Manor Banquet Center, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com/

September 19:  Wheatfield.  Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show, downtown, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 22 - 25:  Statewide.  International Master Gardener Conference in Council Bluffs, IA, http://mastergardener.unl.edu/imgc2015 

September 25 - 27:  Valparaiso.  Northern Indiana Historical Power Association Annual Fall Harvest Festival, www.nihpa.org

September 25 - 27:  Wanatah.  Scarecrow Festival, www.scarecrowfest.org

September 26:  Crown Point.  Fall Harvest Festival, The Gardens at Niemeyers, www.niemeyerstone.com

September 26, October 24, November 28:  Gary Miller.  Stewardship Days, Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

September 26 - October 31:  Lowell.  Harvest Tyme Corn Maze, Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 27 - October 31:  Highland.  Family Farm Festival, daily, Scheeringa Farms and Produce, www.scheeringafarms.net

September 27:  Lowell.  Lunar Eclipse, Conway Observatory, www.lakecountyparks.com, www.casonline.org

September 30:  Valparaiso.  Night Hike, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

Please continue to page 2 for club meetings, farmers' markets, and other garden and nature related places to visit in Indiana.

This page is updated weekly. >>Indiana Events Continued

Revised:  August 31, 2015