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"Our Land, Our Literature" is an educational resource that explores Indiana's rich heritage of environmental writing, from the 1820s to the present.

Don't know where to start? Click on "Literature" above to learn about nearly seventy authors who have written about nature or environmental issues in Indiana. If you're an educator, go to the "Just for Teachers" section to get ideas for your classroom.


"Our Land, Our Literature" was created by students at the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry (part of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana), with the support of four community sponsors. In addition to creating this website, the students also gained hands-on experience in land restoration at the Limberlost, where Hoosier author Gene Stratton-Porter lived and wrote.

Limberlost Cause: Watch this video (created at the Virginia Ball Center) about the students' restoration labors at the Limberlost Swamp in Geneva, Indiana.