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October 2015

IUFC’s 25th Annual Urban Forestry Conference

October 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am - October 14, 2015 @ 4:30 pm
Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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The Indiana Urban Forest Council is celebrating 25 years!  The Annual Urban Forestry Conference will be held on October 13th & 14th.  On Tuesday there will be a morning service project and in the afternoon a field trip to Woody Warehouse.  In the evening, from 5 - 8:30 there will be an Indy Brewery tour.  A full day conference will be held on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave. in Indianapolis. To register…

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November 2015

A Fierce Green Fire – Film Event November 20th

November 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cumberland First Baptist Church, 116 S. Muessing St.
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Eastside Creation Care Network Presents Fall 2015 Film Series A Fierce Green Fire   November 20 7:00 PM Cumberland First Baptist Church 116 S. Muessing St. Indianapolis, Indiana     This film is an exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.  (It is narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Meryl Streep, and others.)  A FIERCE GREEN FIRE focuses on five stories:  the Sierra Club’s battle to halt dams in…

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December 1st – Deadline for Organic Producers

November 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - December 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

December 1st is the deadline for Organic producers to apply for state cost share funds. For fiscal year 2015, individual organic producers (crops, wild crops, and/or livestock) and/or handlers are eligible for reimbursement of 75 percent of their 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015) certification costs up to a maximum of $750 per category of certification. Operations with suspended or revoked certifications are ineligible for reimbursement. For more information or to apply go to the link below:   http://in.gov/isda/files/Organic_Application_Updated(1).pdf…

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January 2016

24th Annual National No-Tillage Conference

January 6, 2016 - January 9, 2016

National No-Tillage Conference Indianapolis, Indiana "Pushing No-Till Beyond Barriers" More than 100 cutting-edge, money-making sessions over 4 days, delivering insightful learning and unlimited networking with the best of the no-till community. TOP EXPERTS. WORLDWIDE EXPERIENCE. For more information click below: NO-TILL CONFERENCE    

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Southern Region Soil Health Workshop

January 26, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cornerstone Hall, 1700 N. Jim Dale Rd
Salem, IN 47167
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WORKSHOP TOPICS:  Successful Seeding and Termination Strategies for Cover Crops, Doug & Ethan Anson – Anson Family Farms  Herbicide Issues with Cover Crop Establishment— Doug & Ethan Anson - Anson Family Farms  Weed Suppression with Cover Crops, Bryan YoungPurdue University  Incorporating Manure Application with Cover Crops— Mark Anson - Anson Family Farms  Using the Herbicide Classification Chart, Danielle Walker, Purdue Ext.-Washington Co. ANR   $10 workshop fee includes light breakfast, lunch & hand-outs Additional charge…

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February 2016

Marion County SWCD Annual Meeting – February 23rd

February 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Hall, 3rd Floor, 1202 E. 38th St.
Indianapolis, 46205
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Marion County SWCD Annual Meeting February 23rd,  5:00 p.m. Discovery Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room   Please join Marion County SWCD for our annual meeting on February 23rd , 2016, from 5:00-8:00pm at Discovery Hall on the Indiana State Fairgrounds campus.  This has been an exciting year at MCSWCD, and we look forward to sharing our work in soil and water conservation, including a presentation from Kevin Allison on our new Healthy Soils Program, the latest on the city’s Stormwater Credits, and with updates…

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March 2016

Soil Health & Cover Crops – Outdoor Learning Sessions 2 days / 2 times

March 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - March 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

March 24th and March 29th   Join the Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District and fellow growers in a hands-on look at soil health and using cover crops to benefit vegetable gardens! Free educational garden tours are offered at the following times and locations! Dress for the weather!   March 24 - 3 p.m. Indy Urban Acres Farm March 24 - 6 p.m. Indy Urban Acres Farm March 29 - 3 p.m. Fall Creek Gardens March 29 - 6…

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April 2016

Sustainability Workshop – Saturday, April 2nd

April 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St.
Noblesville, IN 46060
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Create a sustainable homestead on your suburban lot!  This workshop is perfect for Marion County residents who are interested in learning how to create a more healthy lifestyle. Sessions include:   Beekeeping 101 - Kate Franzman of Bee Public Intro to Backyard Chickens - Andrew Brake of Naptown Chickens SWCD Backyard Conservation & Purdue Extension: How we can help! - Claire Lane of HC SWCD & Diane Turner of Purdue Extension Eating Local: Where to find local food and overview…

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September 2016

Indiana Conservation Alliance’s Conservation Congress

September 30, 2016 @ 9:30 am
Abe Martin Lodge – Brown County State Park, 1405 SR 46 West
Nashville, IN United States
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Mark Your Calendar! INCA Conservation Congress   When: Friday September 30th Where: Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park Why: Indiana’s Future Depends on It.   Many of us have recognized the decrease in the recognition of the importance of Indiana’s natural resources over the years. You have to look no further than the steady decline in state funding for conservation over time.   We are at a “tipping point”. Millennials more and more consider “quality of life” when making employment…

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February 2017

Marion County SWCD Annual Meeting

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Discovery Hall – Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th Street
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The Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District invites you to attend their 47th Annual Meeting on Tuesday evening, February 28th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the 3rd Floor conference room of Discovery Hall in the northwest corner of the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  Refreshments will be served and the meeting is free.    Our speaker will be the new Food Policy Coordinator for the City of Indianapolis, Shellye Suttles.   In addition to hearing…

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