We meet on the 3rd Saturday of January, April, July, and October at various locations around the state. At these quarterly meetings, we gather in an informal atmosphere to share facts, hints and tips…and often seeds, plants, flowers, and produce! Meetings typically include a pitch-in and some sort of educational talk and/or tour, and Guests are always welcome.
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Upcoming Meeting –
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Franklin Road Branch,
Indianapolis, Public Library
5550 S. Franklin Road
Indianapolis, IN 46239
10:45 Arrive and Welcome Guests
11:00—11:45 Great Pitch-in Lunch
11:45— 12:45 Introductions & Gardening Q&A
12:45— 1:00 Business Meeting
1:00 – 1:10 Break
1:10— Speaker & Questions
Meeting: The speaker will be Kris Medic who is the County Extension Educator in Bartholomew County (Columbus, Indiana) and also an IOGA member. Last year she visited several organic farms in Maine and Vermont on a study trip and will give a presentation on her findings.
Pitch-in lunch: Bring a favorite dish filled with food (“home-made” and/or “organic” appreciated) to share and your plate, fork, and drink.
Directions: Take exit 96 on I-74 to south Post Rd. Go 0.6 miles south on Post Rd. and bear right (southwest) onto Northwestern Ave. Follow Northwestern Ave. another 0.6 miles and turn left (south) onto Franklin Rd. Go 1.1 miles south on Franklin Rd. to the library on the right (west side).
Everyone welcome! Questions, or if lost, call Margaret Smith cell phone (317) 698-0526.
Remember to car pool, if possible.
Join us and bring a friend!
Kris Medic serves as Agriculture & Natural Resources and Community Development Educator for Purdue Extension in Bartholomew County, and her core competencies are in landscape sustainability and arboriculture. She is a Board-Certified Master Arborist, past president of the Indiana Arborist Association and an award-winning newspaper columnist.
Kris is an alumna of Purdue University and the University of Delaware where she was a Longwood Graduate Fellow. She is the author of the book, “The New American Backyard,”published by Rodale. The book focuses on home landscape sustainability. She likes to see community resilience and sustainability improvements as a result of her work, whether in local food systems, agriculture, landscape or public spaces.