When and Where:
Saturday, November 5, 2016 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
at Paramount School of Excellence
3020 Nowland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46201
Special Venue Instructions: There are 3 parking lots adjacent to the school building.
Consider the potential of food and farm to transform urban neighborhoods and the power of the kitchen table as the heart of a home.
Connecting to Indiana’s agricultural heritage is not exclusive to our state’s rural communities. In the urban core, people are reclaiming their connection to the land and “blooming where they are planted.” Within the midst of impoverished areas of the city, in communities robbed of food justice, people are establishing gardens and reclaiming sustainable “homemaking” skills.
Paramount’s 5.5 acre urban farm is home to twenty-three chickens, six goats, and three hives of bees and offers a setting for a full-circle, hands-on experience.
Participants will embark on a tour and taste circuit that includes stops at the hoop greenhouse and garden, apiary, cheese kitchen, goat milking station, and chicken coop. Following the tour, guests will return to the school for a soup meal and kitchen table talk centered on food as a staple of home and community. Leave with your own garden starter—potted herb seeds!
RSVP required by Nov. 4.
Presented by Paramount School of Excellence, Paramount Farm, TURN Festival, Love Handle, and Slow Food Indy.