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  • 28 Jan 2012 4:44 PM |
    Maggie Goeglein (Administrator)

    Fall Creek Gardens and Growing Places Indy are pleased to announce a new workshop series on urban growing to Central Indiana.

     

    From garden planning basics to raising backyard chickens to advanced topics such as planting spring cover crops, this new partnership between Fall Creek Gardens and Growing Places Indy can help gardeners at all experience levels grow and enjoy a productive garden in 2012.

     

    Winter Workshops 2012

     

    • January 28th    “Gardening From the Ground Up” with Master Gardener Sharon Patterson.       Learn how to plan and design the best garden possible in the space you have available. Offered at 1 p.m. at the greenhouse on the Indiana State Fairgrounds, next door to the Normandy Barn.

    • February 11th    “Gardening Planning”                            with Tim Dorsey of Butler Campus Farm.          A well-designed garden is important, so we are offering a second workshop on planning the best garden for your yard! Join us at the Indy Winter Farmers Market in the west wing at City Market at 10 a.m. for everything you need to know to grow a successful garden in 2012.

     

    • February 11th  “Starting Seeds for the Garden” with David Robb from Aspire Indiana Farm. Don’t miss this session on one of gardening’s most fundamental skills, and learn how to break free from buying expensive plants each year. Offered at 2 p.m. at the greenhouse on the Indiana State Fairgrounds, next door to the Normandy Barn. 

     

    • February 18th “Raising Backyard Chickens”    with Andrew Brake from Nap Town Chickens   and Maggie Goeglein of Fall Creek Gardens. Keeping a small flock of chickens is a great way to improve your garden … and your diet! Learn the basics and get answers to your questions. Join us at the greenhouse on the Indiana State Fairgrounds, next door to the Normandy Barn, starting at 1 p.m..    

     

    • March 3rd   “Starting Seeds for the Garden”       with Tyler Henderson of Growing Places Indy. Missed our earlier seed-starting workshop? Make sure to join us at 10 a.m. at the Indy Winter Farmers Market in the west wing, and learn everything you need to know to start this year’s garden from seed!

    • March 3rd  “Spring Cover Crops”                      with Matthew Jose of Big City Farms.           Don’t miss this important session on using the power of plants to improve your soil fertility. Learn how and why to utilize cover crops in your garden. Join us at Fall Creek Gardens’ community garden space on Central Avenue, just north of 30th Street and the Unleavened Bread Café at 1 p.m.

    Registration is open for all workshops. Visit www.fallcreekgardens.org/Events to register.


  • 28 Dec 2011 2:45 PM |
    angela herrmann (Administrator)

    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Fall Creek Gardens: Urban Growers Resource Center
    Maggie Goeglein or Angela Herrmann

    [Indianapolis, December 28, 2011] Construction of a new water catchment system has already begun at Fall Creek Gardens, thanks to a 2011 United Water Green Infrastructure Grant.

    With this grant, Fall Creek Gardens will construct a rainwater catchment system to drain water from the roof of Unleavened Bread Cafe, and install a cistern for storing the rainwater. This water will then be available for use in the gardens.
    The grant also covers the costs of creating of a patio roof, which will also drain into the cistern. Additionally, an area for bicycle and scooter parking will be created adjacent to the Cafe.
    “We look forward to doing our part to conserve water and reduce run-off and sewage-overflows during storms by capturing and reusing rainwater,” said Maggie Goeglein of Fall Creek Gardens. “We want to model what’s possible in Indianapolis!”
    This grant would not have been possible without:
    • United Water and their $15,250 grant as well as their commitment to efficient and sustainable water management in Indianapolis;
    • Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund, for generously providing matching funds of $4000 toward this project;
    • Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation (MFCDC) staff for many hours of hard work and assistance with the grant application process; and
    • Jackie Nytes (outgoing MFCDC director), Indianapolis Healthy Start program, Broadway United Methodist Church, and Unleavened Bread Café for their letters of support.
    The vision of Fall Creek Gardens is to provide support to home and urban food production by practicing and teaching organic and sustainable methods of growing food, encouraging community garden space (virtual and physical), and by providing access to tools, supplies and information.


  • 20 Dec 2011 10:26 AM |
    angela herrmann (Administrator)

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Fall Creek Gardens: Urban Growers Resource Center
    Maggie Goeglein or Angela Herrmann
    mail@fallcreekgardens.org or 317.644.8286
    www.fallcreekgardens.org

    Growing Places Indy
    Laura Henderson or Ellen Mail
    laura@growingplacesindy.org or 317.332.6334
    www.growingplacesindy.org

    [Indianapolis, December 20, 2011] Fall Creek Gardens and Growing Places Indy are pleased to announce a new workshop series on urban growing to Central Indiana. From garden planning basics to raising backyard chickens to advanced topics such as planting spring cover crops, this new partnership between Fall Creek Gardens and Growing Places Indy can help gardeners at all experience levels grow and enjoy a productive garden in 2012.

    Winter Workshops 2012

    January 28

    • ·      “Gardening From the Ground Up” with Master Gardener Sharon Patterson. Learn how to plan and design the best garden possible in the space you have available. Offered at 1 p.m. at the greenhouse on the Indiana State Fairgrounds, next door to the Normandy Barn.

    February 11

    • ·      “Starting Seeds for the Garden” with David Robb from Aspire Indiana Farm. Don’t miss this session on one of gardening’s most fundamental skills, and learn how to break free from buying expensive plants each year. Offered at 2 p.m. at the greenhouse on the Indiana State Fairgrounds, next door to the Normandy Barn.
    • ·      “Gardening From the Ground Up” with Laura of Growing Places Indy.  A well-designed garden is important, so we are offering a second workshop on planning the best garden for your yard! Join us at the Indy Winter Farmers Market in the west wing at City Market at 10 a.m. for everything you need to know to grow a successful garden in 2012.
    • February 18
    • ·      “Raising Backyard Chickens” with Andrew Brake from Nap Town Chickens and Maggie Goeglein. Keeping a small flock of chickens is a great way to improve your garden … and your diet! Learn the basics and get answers to your questions. Join us at the Indy Winter Farmers Market in the west wing of City Market at 10 a.m., or at the greenhouse on the Indiana State Fairgrounds, next door to the Normandy Barn, starting at 1 p.m.
    • March 3
    • ·      “Starting Seeds for the Garden” with Tyler Henderson of Growing Places Indy. Missed our earlier seed-starting workshop? Make sure to join us at 10 a.m. at the Indy Winter Farmers Market in the west wing, and learn everything you need to know to start this year’s garden from seed!
    • ·      “Spring Cover Crops” with Matthew Jose of Big City Farms. Don’t miss this important session on using the power of plants to improve your soil fertility. Learn how and why to utilize cover crops in your garden. Join us at Fall Creek Gardens’ community garden space on Central Avenue, just north of 30th Street and the Unleavened Bread Café at 1 p.m.

    Registration is open for all workshops. Visit www.fallcreekgardens.org/Events to register.

    The vision of Fall Creek Gardens is to provide support to home and urban food production by practicing and teaching organic and sustainable methods of growing food, encouraging community garden space (virtual and physical), and by providing access to tools, supplies and information.

    –END–


  • 13 Oct 2011 9:01 AM |
    angela herrmann (Administrator)

    [Indianapolis October 13, 2011] As Indianapolis’ urban food movement takes root, join Fall Creek Gardens’ book and film series to catch a glimpse at what’s going on in urban food production around the country. Each month will alternate between a book and a film, giving participants plenty of time to read the selected book before each gathering.

    The series is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and will be held at the Mapleton Fall Creek CDC offices conference room located at 130 East 30th Street, Indianapolis, Ind. 46205.

    The Digging Deeper Series is as follows:

    ·       November 3: “The Garden” Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary Feature in 2009, this film tells the story of a 14-acre garden in South Central LA. Farmed by some of the city’s poorest, threatened by developers, this film raises universal questions about liberty, equality and justice in the garden.

    ·       December 1: Food not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community by H.C. Flores. This engaging book combines practical wisdom on edible garden design and community-building with a fresh perspective and shows us how to reconnect to the earth and to our communities one garden at a time.

    ·       January 5: “Urban Roots” A timely, moving, and inspiring film that follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit and speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future.

    ·       February 2: Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture by Mark Winne is a look at a rapidly growing alternative food system made up of innovative people reclaiming their connections to their food and their health and embracing the great American tradition of self-reliance.

    ·       March 1: “City FarmerundefinedSurvival in the Urban Landscape” An award-winning film depicting one of the most successful community garden movements everundefinedone that grows more than 1 million dollars in produce annually, which in turn is graciously shared with Senior Citizens, the homeless, and needy families.

    ·       April 5: Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew. Just in time for spring planting, revisit this classic guide to laying out, planting, and maintaining a productive, attractive garden in any amount of spaceundefinedand make the most of your garden while conserving the resources and labor required.

    You can anticipate lively conversations with the neighbors in and around Mapleton-Fall Creek and any folks in Central Indiana who would like to spend a few snowy evenings talking and dreaming about urban gardening and farming. Join us!

    –Popcorn (organic and home-popped) included!!–

    For more information about this series or about Fall Creek Gardens, contact Maggie Goeglein or Angela Herrmann at 317.644.8286 or mail@fallcreekgardens.orgTo obtain books, contact the Indianapolis Marion County Library or a nearby (locally-owned, if possible!) bookstore.


  • 05 Oct 2011 12:00 PM |
    angela herrmann (Administrator)

    As this year’s growing season draws to a close, Indianapolis gardeners don’t have to stop gardening: building soil and growing mushrooms can happen throughout the year!

    Fall Creek Gardens, Indianapolis’ Urban Growers Resource Center, is offering workshops on composting with worms and cultivating mushrooms.

    Worm Composting Workshop

    October 15, 2011

    1 to 2 p.m., Broadway United Methodist Church, 609 East 29th St.

    Cost: Free

    Just in time for the winter season, Keith O’Dell of Castaway Compost will join Fall Creek Gardens to lead a workshop on worm composting. The workshop will demonstrate:

    • Why worm composting is a valuable, soil-building practice.
    • How to compost inside without odor or mess.
    • What kind of worms to use and what to feed them (for free!).
    • Everything you need to know, from setting up a system to using finished compost.

    Keith O’Dell hails from Fishers, Ind., and he is happy to share his expertise in producing a fantastic soil amendment that not only provides slow-release nutrients to plants but also increases micro-organisms in the soil for better disease and drought resistance. Worm composting, or vermicomposting, is an easy way to recycle kitchen scraps and a great way to introduce children to composting.

    Workshop is free for everyone. Ready-made kits will be available for purchase. For more information, and to register for this great event, visit www.fallcreekgardens.org.

    Cultivating Mushrooms Workshops

    November 12, 2011 (two workshops, beginner and advanced)

    Beginner: 10 a.m. to noon. Broadway United Methodist Church, 609 East 29th  St.
    Cost: $15.

    Advanced: 2 to 5:30 p.m., Rivera Club, 5640 N. Illinois St.
    Cost: $75.

    Join Eric Osborn with Magnificent Mushrooms at this unique Fall Creek Gardens workshop series.

    The Beginner Workshop will provide an overview of mushroom species that can be cultivated on logs and stumps, such as Oyster, Reishi, and Shiitake to name a few. Osborn will discuss cultivation details as well as the health value and culinary preparation of each species. After a question-and-answer session, participants will take home either an oyster mushroom grow bag or a 100-pack of shiitake plugs.

    The Advanced Workshop will include instruction on 10 varieties of gourmet mushrooms, their health benefits, and how to prepare them. In addition to cultivation techniques, Osborn will discuss how to incorporate mushroom growing in your landscaping, and the role that mushrooms play on a larger scale ecologically, such as myco-remediation. Participants will gain first-hand knowledge on inoculating (planting) the mushrooms of their choice, and will take home an inoculated log of Shiitake, Lion’s Mane, Reishi, or Turkey Tail and an indoor Oyster mushroom grow kit.

    These workshops will include online access to an illustrated reference guide of information from Eric’s presentation for pre-registered participants. To register, visit our Events page.

    Osborne invites participants who want to start raising mushrooms to review his catalog and place their order in advance of his workshop so he can deliver supplies to participants on the 12th. View their products at www.magnificentmushrooms.com.

    Registration is open for both workshops. Visit our Events page to register.

    For more information about these workshops or about Fall Creek Gardens, contact Maggie Goeglein at 317.644.8286 or mail@fallcreekgardens.org.

    The vision of Fall Creek Gardens is to provide support to home and urban food production by practicing and teaching organic and sustainable methods of growing food, encouraging community garden space (virtual and physical), and by providing access to tools, supplies and information.


 


Fall Creek Gardens: Urban Growers Resource Center
Mail: P.O. Box
88321; Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Gardens: Central Avenue at 30th Street
317.644.8286
With much gratitude
to the Efroymson Family Fund,
a CICF Fund!
  

 
 


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