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Lunch and Learn Series – Stormwater Planters

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager Stormwater planters are an element of outdoor landscape that are often overlooked or misunderstood. In this week’s Lunch and Learn, we dug into the nitty gritty of why stormwater planters are critical to our city’s infrastructure. What are they? Stormwater planters, also called rain gardens or bioswales, are a type […]

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Lunch and Learn Series – Garden Prep Tips

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager This week’s Lunch and Learn covered the basics of Garden Prep. Once the snow melts and the grass peaks out, it’s time to start planning for your garden. However, be careful because freezing temperatures are common throughout April and frost will kill certain plants. However, that doesn’t mean that you […]

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Meet the Team: Ethan Hochstein, Horticulture Manager

  Meet Ethan Hochstein, our Horticulture Manager. Ethan manages the 5 acres of gardens along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, including the plants, trees, soil, and irrigation. If you’re interested in helping, we have garden volunteer opportunities available! Get to know Ethan below, and give him a wave next time you see him out planting or […]

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Fast Facts about Cultural Trail Irrigation!

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager Ten Fast Facts about The Cultural Trail’s Irrigation system All 5 acres of gardens along the Trail are watered with drip tube irrigation. That covers the entire Trail.  Each hole in the drip tube emits 0.26 gallons per hour, no matter the water pressure.  Just like a home, the water […]

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Why are there still leaves on the Trail?

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager I am aware of the leaves,  I am not above raking the leaves, I am not even too lazy to rake the leaves. Here are 5 reasons there are leaves are on the trail:  What’s the rush? We all look forward to different parts of the year. A good snow […]

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