Hoosier Chapter Summer 2014 Workshop and Tour

Conservation in the City  

June 6,2014, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The Nature Conservancy - Efroymson Conservation Center

620 East Ohio Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202

         

Click Here for a link to the Flyer                                                                                                                                                                            

Conservation issues do not stop at the edge of the suburbs. Many of us are being asked on a more frequent basis to work with non‐traditional customers in urban settings on a variety of resource issues such as drainage, soil health, water quality, community gardens, and more.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Conservation practices are serious in the urban area where water quality issues abound. Although the practices are similar to those we do in the agricultural setting many require some different kinds of expertise to be effective. Local foods and community gardens are also becoming major topics in many urban (and not so urban) areas.

Join a discussion designed for professional conservationists, academia, educators, and others interested in advancing conservation in Indiana.

Our featured speaker is Tim Carter, PhD with the Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University where he works to improve urban ecological conditions through public outreach, student engagement, innovative project development, and research.

Tours will include the Indiana TNC office Efroymson Conservation Center (a certified LEED Building), Big City Farms, Easley Winery, and Peaceful Grounds Center for Agriculture and Sustainable Living at the Marion County Fairgrounds and will feature a variety of urban conservation practices (bioswales, rain gardens, green roofs, pervious pavement, living walls, season high tunnel, urban gardening, and more).

Lunch will be at the City Market and is not included in the cost of the registration.

Registration is limited to the first 50. Registration deadline is May 20th.

Register at: www.hoosierswcssummer2014.eventbrite.com or call Liz Rice at (317)692‐7325.

$20 members, $25 non members, $12 students/spouses/retirees.                       President’s Reception: $20 (includes wine tasting and horderves)                                  Late registration: add $10

For more information email us at registration@hoosierchapterswcs.org

Click here for map: http://goo.gl/maps/G5MBX

Conservation in the City T-shirt

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Hoosier Chapter Fall 2013 Workshop and Annual Meeting

Conservation Economics and New Technology to Improve Soil Health

Click here for achieved presentations from the meeting.