Healthy Soil Healthy Plants Healthy People

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2019: $130,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2021
Grant Recipient: Purdue University
Region: North Central
State: Indiana
State Coordinator:
Lais McCartney
Pudue Extension Hancock County
Join us for a fun fall tour of Bellfound Farm and a facilitated women’s workshop on healthy soil, healthy plants, and healthy people! Registration: This workshop is designed for women involved in growing food and working in community to access tools to take your projects to the next level and deepen collaborations. Many women in Indianapolis are leaders of organizations, projects, and activities that use growing food as a vehicle for broader community impact and education. Our goal is that you will gain insights for production in an ecologically-supportive way, ideas for personal health, and strategies for impactful community interactions. The morning will be focused on physical site design, considerations for growing operations, and land use. We will tour Bellfound Farm with co-founder Alena Jones, and Rhonda Baird of Sheltering Hills Design. We will use the farm as a platform to build an understanding of what all informs the “physical container” for projects. We’ll learn tools for reading a landscape – incorporating ecological principles, production methods, and social interactions with healthy soil and healthy plants in mind. We’ll envision options for land transformation and land use through permaculture-inspired actions.
This product is associated with the project "Indiana 19-20 Plan of Work"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.