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Indiana's farmers are among the nation's top producers of the grains, produce, and meats you eat every day. Indiana's Family of Farmers believes that quality farming means quality food that's good for you, your family, and the environment. They recommend these festival programs:
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Word Hunger: Local poets share work inspired by community conversations on food. A video showcases the poems painted on barns in Boone, Putnam, Marion and Hamilton counties.

Learn to Grow Your Own: Learn the basics of herb and vegetable gardening and then tour the LEED-certified KIB building, the first of its kind among Indy nonprofits.
Edible Landscaping
Edible Landscaping with Rosalind Creasy: Learn the art of incorporating food-producing plants and trees into landscapes, discover recommended plants for the Midwest, and learn key design principles for a pioneer in the field.

We Are What We Eat: Tour the greenhouse at the state fairgrounds, talk with master gardeners, sample dishes, see food preservation demonstrations, and share how faith informs food practices.

Food for Thought Exhibit: Record your Hoosier food story, discover kitchen artifacts, test your knowledge, and learn more about Indiana's local and global food contributions.

Indy Winter Farmers Market

IWFM has selected Spirit & Place as its Power of One organization for November. Visit IWFM this month, stop by the Market Information Table, and contribute $1 (or any spare change) to support Spirit & Place. Read more about IWFM...


IWFM's Laura Henderson recommends these festival events:

Dine Out and Make a Difference!

Dine at participating restaurants during the festival, pay $1 for your glass of water, and support the UNICEF Tap Project, which brings clean water to millions of children around the world. Participating restaurants include: Adobo Grill, Aesop's Table, Café Patachou, Elbow Room Pub, Expressions Café, H2O Sushi, Indiana Live! Casino, Kelties Restaurant & Catering, Napolese, Palamino, Pearl Bistro, Petite Chou, Pizzology, R Bistro, St. Elmo, and Recess.

Michael Pollan

Newsweek magazine named Pollan as one of the top 10 new thought leaders of the 21st century's first decade.

Barbara Lewis, host of WFYI's "Sound Medicine," will interview Pollan on Friday, November 12, noon-1:30 PM at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Lisa Harris, CEO and Medical Director at Wishard Health Services, says: "Wishard recognizes the important relationship between healthful food options and a healthy community. We are proud to sponsor best-selling author Michael Pollan's appearance and lecture. Nutrition is a serious challenge for the urban population we serve, and Wishard is a leading advocate and community resource for advancing awareness and adoption of healthy lifestyles and food choices to support improved health outcomes. Wishard also recognizes the impact of sustainability on community health. The New Wishard, opening in 2014, will feature a first-of-its-kind sky farm, where Wishard will grow organic foods to offer its patients and staff healthful options - part of a program to make The New Wishard the first newly built hospital in Indiana and one of only 10 in America certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver or higher by the U.S. Green Building Council."


Tune in to WFYI 90.1 on November 5 (8-9 PM) and November 6 (4-5 PM) when Sharon Gamble, co-host of "Art of the Matter," talks with Pollan.

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Hoosier Environmental Council
3rd Annual Greening the Statehouse

Saturday, November 6
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Perpetual Pitch-In Project

Unicef Tap Project

Lilly EndowmentWishard
Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.Indiana Humanities Council

IUPUI      IU School of Liberal Arts     The Polis Center

The Indianapolis FoundationUniversity of IndianapolisEli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis Museum of Art     Congregation Beth-El ZedeckIndianapolis Marion County Public Library
Christian Theological SeminaryFranklin CollegeSt. Paul's Episcopal Church
WFYIHilton IndianapolisChristel DeHaan Family Foundation
Trendy Minds      Bohlsen PR       Cafe Patachou       Indiana Restaurant Association