Thumbs up: Honoring green innovation
As quaint as the notion of a garden party may seem, a statewide series of soirees planned for Saturday, Aug. 18, will illustrate the myriad ways in which Indiana's gardens are breeding grounds for innovations in sustainable living. The celebrations are the brainchild of Sustainable Indiana 2016, which aims to foster "measureable progress toward sustainability by Indiana's Bicentennial year 2016." The various sites featured within Marion County include urban community gardens, a native species orchard, a science education garden, yard gardens and flower gardens. Several other parties are on tap statewide. Find locations at sustainableindiana2016.org under the "garden parties" tab.