"The Campus Kitchen at IUPUI (CKIUPUI) is the 37th Campus Kitchen and the first to open in the state of Indiana. We will operate out of the kitchen in the IUPUI Campus Center and initially recover food that would have otherwise gone to waste from Chartwells-run IUPUI Food Service. This food will then be used to create nutritious meals for clients in the Indianapolis community."
Report issued (April 2017) by the United States Department of Agriculture. Supported by a cooperative research agreement with the University of Kentucky, the report explores how innovation is taking the CSA world by storm, as managers and growers experiment with non-traditional business practices in order to build a wider base of consumer support.
"Elephant Garden represents a vision demanding to be materialized by way of need. It is located in an area designated as a “food desert” so we believe the need called for an agent of change to come forth."
Educating our community on how to grow and preserve their own food and to improve soil and crop health. Engaging our youth in activities and programs that foster cooperative community farming and money management. Collaborating with urban farmers to increase the quality and quantity of nutrient-rich, wholesome, and natural produce in food deserts.
"The purpose of this report is to help create a system view of our interconnected food system and provide a common framework to measure progress and inform strategies for moving forward. A sustainable food system is one where people, place, and planet are all given consideration and a balance between the needs of each are pursued. The Indy Food Council captures this in its mission, advocating a holistic view of our food system “that provides everyone access to healthy and nutritious food, enhances ecology, and creates meaningful economic and civic opportunities."
The Indiana Small Farm Conference serves as the annual educational and farmer-to-farmer networking event for the Indiana small and diversified farm community. The conference was developed in response to a gathering of Indiana small farmers and stakeholders at the Purdue University campus in the fall of 2011.
"We strive for collective food system change in Indy by bringing together various groups and breaking down silos within the food system. We work to bring together community interested in health and nutrition, access and social justice, economic and community development, as well ecology and the environment for collaborative food system change. We believe that in order to make lasting change, everyone must be at the same table and moving forward together."
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is a 501c(3), private, not-for-profit organization, and an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB), the national organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and environment in American communities.
"Kheprw Institute (KI) is a community organization that works to create a more just, equitable, human-centered world by nurturing youth and young adults to be leaders, critical thinkers and doers who see the people in any community as the most valuable assets and are committed to working with marginalized communities to bring about change that leads to empowered self-sustainable communities."
The NMP EcoLab property is a 55-acre natural area on the Marian University campus where environmental restoration began 100 years ago with esteemed landscape architect, Jens Jensen and continues today with Marian students, K-12 school groups, and the general public.
The Purdue Extension Local Food Program uses an interdisciplinary approach to local "food systems redevelopment for Indiana. We work collaboratively to create programming, provide educational materials and build a community of scholarship for local food system issues. "
In her oral history as member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Sr. Claire Whalen details her stewardship of the Sisters' organic farm, as well as her willingness to fight for a sustainable future in alleviating climate change.