Announcing the Michiana Regional Seed Swap!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 19th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Goshen High School for the first annual Michiana Regional Seed Swap.  Join fellow gardeners, growers, and plant enthusiasts. Gather to exchange seeds, compare and discuss varieties, and more. This event is free and open to the public. Participants are not required to bring seeds to the event, but if you save seed, please bring them along! Seeds will be available through sales, swaps, and for FREE thanks to donations

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Nature Journaling Workshop

On Saturday, February 2nd come to Merry Lea to explore, discover and connect to the natural world through nature journaling. Nature journaling is the act of noticing what is happening in the beyond-human world around you and recording it in some way – writing, drawing, painting, photography, or some combination of methods. We’ll spend time both indoors and outdoors observing and journaling. All materials will be provided. Light snacks will be available. Dress for the weather. This program is available for anyone in high school or older. Cost is $10/person and registration is required.

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Sustainability Summit 2019

Merry Lea will host the sixth annual Sustainability Summit for college students from throughout the region February 15th-17th, 2019. This event will feature a variety of workshops and other activities focusing on the philosophies and practices of building sustainability in urban and rural contexts.

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Friends of Merry Lea Dinner

Save the date. We’ll add more details when we have them. Note that the dinner will definitely be at the farmstead, but the meeting place for the hike has not been set yet.

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The Merry Lea Mission

  • Providing a natural sanctuary for northern Indiana’s plants and animals
  • Providing environmental education for people of all ages
  • Providing a setting for re-creating opportunities that benefit the human body and spirit while not exploiting the land or excessively disturbing its ecosystems
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