I know many people with green thumbs (and also a few who wish they did). On Saturday, August 18, gardens and gardeners alike will be celebrated statewide in their undertaking to push Indiana into a leadership postition in green living and preservation. It is called, aptly enough, “Celebrating Indiana’s Gardens” and is the first in a series of five annual efforts directed by Sustainable Indiana 2016. This project is endeavoring to make the state a major player in national green efficiency by the year of Indiana’s bicentennial, 2016.
The organization’s main purpose of action is to exhibit those individuals who are actively striving for a more sustainable world, and also connects people who can work in tandem to make these ideas realities. Because Indiana has always been viewed as a farming region, instead of a “gardening” one, which implies more beauty or cultivation, I think this is an excellent opportunity to showcase the fullness of our agricultural talents.
John Gibson, the state coordinator for Sustainable Indiana 2016, says that gardening is a fundemental aspect of our green potential. He stated,”Gardening fosters food security, care for the land and community connections, all of which contribute to a more sustainable future for Indiana.”
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