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Community Garden: Garden Pests

Companion Gardening

Companion gardening is arranging plants in your garden in ways that use companion plants to repel (or attact) insects, reduce disease and increase your harvest. Read more:

Companion Planting Chart

The Farmers Almanac Companion Planting Guide

Best Protection

Garden Policy

The community garden is pesticide, herbicide, insecticide, and fungicides free.

If you notice pests, contact the Garden Coordinator. It is important that the garden work as a community to keep weeds, insects and rabbits under control.


I think most of us are struggling to find a way to repel rabbits, squirrels, If you find any of these methods work particularly well for you then please!! let the rest of us know.

How to Keep Rabbits out of Your Garden

How to Naturally Repel Rabbits

Ways to Keep Squirrels Out of Your Garden

What Will Keep Groundhogs Out of the Garden


Indiana Plant and Wildlife Society (INPAWS) is a statewide organization that educates about Indiana's natural vegetation. Visit their site to learn about invasive species, which you'll want to add to your garden, how to order the society's journal and where to attend an upcoming lecture.


Identifying Pests

There are just over 200 pests that can be found in IN. This database provides a description, along with photos of isects most often found in Indiana.

Indiana Insects and Bugs