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Plan before you plant: Be sure to call 8-1-1

Posted on Mar 26 2017 in Electric Zingers, Features, Willie's World

Trees add beauty and value to your family’s home. They attract songbirds to your yard and can help save energy by shading your home in summer. Trees use some of the excess carbon dioxide we create. But if you plan to join in Arbor Day celebrations and plant a tree this spring, here are some… Continue reading.

Save energy with landscaping

Posted on Mar 01 2017 in Energy Advice, Energy Now

By Patrick Keegan and Amy Wheeless Late winter and early spring are great times to think about changes to your home’s landscape. While the goal of most lawn and garden projects is to bring beauty to your outdoor space, a well-designed project can also save energy, increase the overall value of your home and provide… Continue reading.

Leafy greens: Which vegetable do you need to add to your diet?

Posted on Mar 01 2017 in Food

Kale, especially when cooked instead of eaten raw, is considered one of the healthiest vegetables. It’s packed with vitamins A, C and K; contains a considerable amount of calcium; and also has folate and potassium. It improves eye health, lowers blood cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. Collard greens are packed with fiber,… Continue reading.

Mild winter brings up bulbs

Posted on Mar 01 2017 in Outdoors, Rosie's Garden

By Rosie Lerner It’s not unusual for Indiana weather to have trouble deciding what season it is. Recent warm spells have had many gardeners wondering what to do about bulbs, and perhaps a few plants that are poking their foliage through the soil. Just what should gardeners do about daffodils, dianthus and daylilies poking out… Continue reading.

Lucky charm

Posted on Mar 01 2017 in For Youth, Power Kids Projects

What you need: Three green pipe cleaners One pair of scissors Assorted beads (We used 16 green and 12 white beads!) Three green pipe cleaners One pair of scissors Assorted beads (We used 16 green and 12 white beads!) What to do: Cut two pipe cleaners in half, so you have four pieces. String beads… Continue reading.

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