Upcoming Events / Indianapolis [Vol. 2, #3]

January 16, 2009


Green Congregations Workshop

 Saturday, January 31, 2009

12:30—1:00 p.m. Registration & Information Fair
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Workshop

Presented by a group of congregational green teams from different faiths.

  • View exhibits and learn about local resources
  • Learn how to start a green ministry
  • Share experiences with others
  • Obtain information on energy efficiency
  • Get inspiration and ideas for your faith community

Second Presbyterian Church
7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis

This event is free and open to people of all faiths
To register, contact Brady Hansel
at bhansel@hecweb.org or 317-686-4790
Deadline for Registrations: January 24


Indy’s First Urban Farming Forum

All Indianapolis fans of backyard gardening for food and growers of goodies should take note of Punxsutawney Phil’s next big day of Monday Februrary 2nd, 2009. This will be the date upon which more will arrive to Indy than news from some groundhog harbinger of more foul winter weather. Instead, at 1029 Fletcher Avenue – (see: http://www.kibi.org/building/index.htm) from 5:30PM to 7:00PM the new Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIBI) headquarters site will host Indy’s FIRST “Urban Farming Forum.”

Chris Harrell, brownfield/urban redevelopment specialist (and local produce fan); Sarah Wiehe, IUPUI medical researcher and pediatrician (and ardent urban gardner); Matthew Jose, urban agriculture specialist; Laura Henderson, Founder of Indy’s new Winter Farmer’s Market will join together to host all attendees at this FREE event.


The Urban Farming Forum expects to bring together the many disparate groups, individuals, churches, non profits, and more to discuss multiple topics of interest. Main topics will include: health and safety issues sometimes confronted when farming urban sites, how to mend soil if health concerns are discovered in the soil, what crops are best suited for Indianapolis and environs and related garden growing hints, and lastly how to share the bounty from urban gardens with the your neighbors or the public at large by market or through non profit assistance (churches, community gardens, poverty relief, or supplying urban schools with fresh and healthy produce, etc.).

More info:   http://www.agreenerindiana.com/events/indys-first-urban-farming