working to sustain and enhance the local foods economy and community in Indianapolis by developing the Culture of food and urban agriculture in Indianapolis.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Community Workday and Rain Barrel Workshop
What: Growing Places Indy - Community Workday and Rain Barrel Making Workshop
Where: The Slow Food Garden at White River State Park
When: Sunday - June 27, 2010, 1-4 p.m.
The Slow Food Garden is located next to the Segway rental (just south of the main entrance to the State Museum) within White River State Park along Washington Street. (#17 on the map: http://www.in.gov/whiteriver/about/map.html)
Details of the day are as follows:
Community Workday – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Growing Places Indy is committed to cultivating the culture of food and urban agriculture, and this is your opportunity to help cultivate our Slow Food Garden.
·Co-Directors Laura Henderson and Matthew Jose will provide volunteers with a tour of the farm and lead volunteers in the work of the day, be it weeding, seeding, transplanting or more.
·Snacks and water will be provided so please bring a cup/bottle for filling your own water.
·You can continue with work day tasks until 4 p.m., or join the rain barrel workshop at 3 p.m.
Rain Barrel Making Workshop – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm If you have been thinking about getting a rain barrel, but haven’t got around to buying or building one as yet, here is your chance!
·You can watch and learn how to construct and use your own rain barrel for FREE.
·Or, you can make one of your own to take home to start collecting rainwater for your own gardens for $70 (Cash or check only, collected the day of the workshop). Cost includes a 55 gallon food grade barrel, all hardware and materials and barrel conversion demonstration AND helps to raise money to keep the work of Growing Places Indy growing.
·Either way, you’ll gain the experience to make as many future rain barrels as your heart desires!
Space is limited in the rain barrel workshop, so please reserve a place with Tyler Henderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, June 25 at 5:00pm.
URBAN – (adjective): in, relating to or characteristic of a city or town.
CULTURE – (noun): a refined understanding or appreciation of • the customs, arts, social institutions and achievements of a particular citizenry, people or social group regarded collectively • (with adjective): the attitudes or behaviors characteristic of a particular group or movement – the emerging Food Culture • (verb): maintain in conditions suitable for growth • (From Latin): cultura – ‘growing, cultivation.’
AGRICULTURE – (noun): the science or practice of farming • (From Latin): agr- ‘field’ + cultura – ‘growing, cultivation.’