Near Eastside Ag Crawl

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When and Where:
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
at Englewood Christian Church

57 N. Rural St., Indianapolis, IN 46201

Paramount School of Excellence, Mark and Sara Stultz, Kay Grimm, Eric Himelick, Sister Barbara McClelland, Greg Monzel, Sue Spicer, Sister Rita Ann Wade

Free, donations requested; SOLD OUT--pre-registration is full

Event Description:

It's no secret that the Near Eastside has been gaining momentum in recent years. With the Super Bowl Legacy Project making a major investment in the area, many residents and local groups have become deeply involved in their community. In 2006, the Near Eastside neighborhood began addressing quality of life issues through the Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiatives. One of the action steps of their quality of life plan is to "Support and promote local and sustainable food initiatives.” Included in this plan is the performance measure of promoting sustainable food and buying local as a part of a community education campaign. Our event centers around the neighbors and organizations who have embraced the power of urban gardens and local food as a way to support, educate and connect people in the community. We will spotlight the near eastside as we feature unique local growers, community gardens and other food based community partners.

Event participants will learn how each of these community examples play a part in providing local sustainable food to neighborhood residents and how collaboration is key to the success of these organizations.

At the conclusion of the evening, there will be an informal discussion over a late dinner which will include many of the food items and growing styles seen throughout the day – we will discuss how these examples can be replicated in other communities and how the food could easily be made available to residents through co-ops and other business ventures.