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Rain Gardens, Swales, and Barrels: 3 Ways to Combat Stormwater Issues

Posted by: Paige Vandoski on June 22, 2012 at 10:00 am

I was inspired after Jason Donati shared his knowledge about ways we can reduce stormwater runoff at the Garden Fair at Minnetrista on Saturday, June 2nd. Jason is an educator at Muncie/Delaware Stormwater Management and proved to be very knowledgeable in his field. As I... Read More >

Meet Melia Ross, Farmers Market Blogger

Posted by: Melia Ross on June 13, 2012 at 10:00 am

I guess you could say my infatuation with nature began with a fuchsia. As a child, I spent countless hours in my grandfather’s greenhouse. When he wasn’t looking, my sister and I would pop the bloom right before it was about to open. It would... Read More >

Ashley’s Going to Workshop It Out

Posted by: Ashley Lichtenbarger on May 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

Sometimes I think it’d be fun to have random blog posts to see if people can guess what I do for a living because it is so varied. Some days, I take 25 kids out to the nature area and teach them about how animals and... Read More >

5 Tips for a Smoother Wedding Day

Posted by: Amanda Kavars & Stephanie Wiles on April 26, 2012 at 10:00 am

If you visit Minnetrista in the spring, you notice the buds on the trees, the flowers in bloom, the grass freshly mowed, and the event team gearing up for another wedding season.  We know it is every brides dream to have the perfect wedding day.... Read More >

A Really Big Playroom

Posted by: Maureen Spell on April 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

One of my favorite times of the year is spring. Trees begin to bud and blossom, birds are building nests, flowers are blooming, and everything is coming to life after a cold winter. It is the perfect time to go outside and start exploring and... Read More >

Fire at the Frank C. Ball Home

Posted by: Karen Vincent on February 28, 2012 at 10:00 am

“A most heartbreaking thing happened this evening,” wrote Rosemary Ball Bracken in her diary entry of Tuesday, February 28, 1967. That event was the fire that destroyed Rosemary’s childhood home. Rosemary’s parents, Frank and Bessie Ball, built their home on land overlooking the White River... Read More >

How Good Are Your Manners?

Posted by: Maureen Spell on January 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

Have you checked out the Good Manners: Everyday Etiquette Past and Present exhibit yet? This exhibit compares etiquette rules from the past to modern-day rules. My family and I stopped in to see how well we measured up.  Good manners are just a way of... Read More >

Family Traditions

Posted by: Guest Blogger on November 28, 2011 at 10:00 am

  Is there a holiday event, meal, or decoration that you look forward to seeing every year? More than likely, that something has become a tradition for you. As a child I can remember laying down under our Christmas tree watching the Bubble Lights bubble... Read More >

Nutrition, Activity, and Health! Oh, My!

Posted by: Guest Blogger on November 3, 2011 at 10:00 am

Did you know that what we eat today can affect our bone health in the future? Our family recently learned this and many other fascinating facts about bones when we headed over to the Bone Zone at Minnetrista! We were greeted by Mr. Skeleton who... Read More >

How We Make Apple Cider

Posted by: Stephanie Fisher on September 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

Apples and cider are part of a long tradition at Minnetrista. Have you ever wondered why? It all began 140 years ago when the matron of Delaware County Orphanage, located on the southeast corner of what is now Minnetrista's East Lawn, decided that the children... Read More >