Friday, August 20, 2010

Dig-IN: A Taste of Indiana

Sunday, August 29th marks the inaugural Dig-IN event.  From noon till 6 pm at Military Park on the White River State Park grounds cconsumers will have an opportunity to experience the taste of Indiana grown products.  This event will showcase high quality, locally produced Indiana foods and remind consumers what a bounty Indiana farmers/producers have to offer.   

Dig-IN will feature many of the state's best chefs preparing unique dishes from these locally grown foods and attendees will be able to sample them.  Speakers will be on had to provide educational information on an array of food and food related topics.  Also on hand to sample will be Indiana made wines and beers, along with music by Jascha, Kate LaMont and Jookabox.

This event will be a feast for the senses and show just how great Indiana agriculture taste!

For more information visit Dig-IN's website

Friday, August 13, 2010

Grants for Cities to plant trees

Cities and not-for-profit organizations can apply for a grant to plant trees in urban areas, on public property.  The 2010 Put the Trees Back Program is administered by Indiana's Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry's Urban Forestry Program.  Eligible applicants can apply for up to $20,000 however there is a 50% match requirement either in cash or in-kind services.  All projects must be in urban areas and planted on public property.  The deadline for applications is November 15th and selected proposals can start in the spring of 2011.  For more information visit DNR's website

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