Sara Stewart is the person that put the Unity Gardens into action in South Bend, Indiana. A unique concept on how to not only get healthy food access to a community that needs it but how to build a community while doing it.
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This episode with Francis Krug of Proverbial Grounds will give you a unique perspective on plant-based diet and the challenges of maintaining culture when you no longer eat traditional foods.
Last weekend Indy VegFest was a complete success with over 4,000 people in attendance. A huge statement for the popularity of plant-based diets in Indianapolis. Francis Krug of Proverbial Grounds was there. If you went maybe you were lucky enough to try his food or see him demonstrate a recipe. Even if you were in attendance you probably didn’t get his full story. I got to talk to him for a bit of time I think there are probably still more interesting things to learn about Francis.
Today I am talking to Katelin from Indy VegFest. A free food event happening downtown on April 29, 2016. If you swear you would never be vegan, would never be able to cut down your meat consumption or you already do those things this episode will have something for you. The VegFest sounds like it will have a great variety of food and information. Be sure to register so you can be entered into the raffle.
It is right after the People’s Climate march so come downtown next weekend and join us for both.
Indy VegFest Links
The impact that growing and eating food has on the environment is larger than you might even imagine. It is important to understand these issues and know what we can do to make an impact.
On this episode, I talk with Shannon about all things food and the environment. It is a lot of information, but she gives you some good actionable tips to get you started. Step one, care about stopping climate change.
Shannon and I both really hope you will join us for the Climate March event on April 29th in Indianapolis. Links and details are below.
Climate March Indy Links
Reference links for the episode
- 7,000 animals in a lifetime
- Problems with antibiotics and meat
- John Hopkins research for a Livable Future
- Natural Resources Defence Council
So why asparagus? I haven’t figured it out so let me know if you find the answer.
This episode is the first in a series of episodes that deal with how our eating and food habits impact the environment. Starting it off is Renee Sweany of the popular column and newsletter called Ask Renee in NUVO, Indianapolis free newspaper.
In this episode, we cover items in your kitchen as well as eating out and how you can make changes that will slow climate change.
Ask your own question:
Flanner House in Indianapolis has a long tradition in Indianapolis. Some new faces, including today’s guest, Food Justice Coordinator Mat Davis, are adding to that legacy. For over 100 years Flanner House has been serving the community on the Westside of Indianapolis. This summer they are bringing back a garden program that will be connected to an employment program with the hope of helping, even more, people. With the help of former podcast guest, Jonathan Lawler of Brandywine Creek Farms, they hope to have the largest urban farm in Indianapolis to feed, train and empower the youth of Indianapolis.
There is a lot of great information about the problems facing our communities in Indianapolis. If you are just learning about the issues of food access, food insecurity and food justice this episode will give you a lot of information and even more to think about.
Flanner House Links
Links from the show
- Albert Moore & some Flanner House history
- More Flanner House History
- Second Helpings
- Brandywine Creek Farm
- Cleo Blackburn
- Indy Habitat for Humanity
- Urban Patch
- Center of Wellness for Urban Women