Last Chance to SAVE $2! Garden Tour THIS SUNDAY – and Thanks to Azure’s Secret and Limelight Coffee

6 gardens, 1 great cause, and free admission to the last evening of the IN State Fair! Oh, and one last promo deal – $2 off per ticket before midnight on Tues., 8/14 for the 2nd annual NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN TOUR!

  • WHEN: Sun., 8/19 from 2-5pm
  • PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY ($2 off!!! Adults 16+: $10; kids 8-15: $6; kids 7 and under, FREE)
  • WHAT IS IT? A bike tour (cars also allowed) of six different gardens, including the Demonstration Gardens and Greenhouse at the IN State Fairgrounds. Learn from home gardeners right in our neighborhood; meet your neighbors; AND get free admission to explore the last evening of the IN State Fair!

SPONSOR RECOGNITION: Our gardeners are not only prolific veggie growers, they are also local makers, producers, and businesswomen! Check out these wonderful supporters of the garden and our community (and show them some love!).

Thank you, Azure’s Secret Handmade Soaps, maker of beautiful handmade soaps, bath bombs, shower steamers, and so much more.

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Thank you, Limelight Coffee Roasters (for the support AND the delicious, lightly roasted coffee that keeps us going)!

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One Week (and Some Change)! Garden Tour Tickets STILL AVAILABLE, and Thanks to Just Pop In and Kolman Dental

We have NO idea how tickets are still available for our second annual NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN TOUR – but if you haven’t gotten yours already, it’s your lucky day! Get yours TODAY and spend a wonderful afternoon with us on Sun., August 19 from 2-5pm.

  • PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY (Adults 16+: $12; kids 8-15: $8; kids 7 and under, FREE)
  • WHAT IS IT? A bike tour (cars also allowed) of six different gardens, including the Demonstration Gardens and Greenhouse at the IN State Fairgrounds. Learn from home gardeners right in our neighborhood; meet your neighbors; AND get free admission to explore the last evening of the IN State Fair!

Last garden sneak preview! Check out the lovely Purdue Extension-Marion County Demonstration Gardens, our final stop on the tour.

The demonstration garden was created on the Indiana State Fairgrounds in 2012 by Purdue Extension-Marion County staff and Master Gardener volunteers. It features annual flowers and vegetables.

In 2013 the Purdue Extension-Marion County Demonstration Garden became an official All-America Selections (AAS) Flower and Vegetable Display Garden. It is the only AAS Display Garden in Indianapolis and one of only a half-dozen in Indiana. An AAS Display Garden provides the public an opportunity to view the newest AAS winners in an attractive well-maintained setting.

“The garden demonstrates how to grow food and ornamental plants,” says Steve Mayer, Extension Educator-Horticulture, for Purdue Extension-Marion County. “Gardeners can see and learn about plants adapted to Indiana and how to care for them.” Gardeners can see award-winning AAS flowers & vegetables and vegetable gardening techniques like raised beds. It’s a place for gardeners to get ideas.

SPONSOR RECOGNITION: Check out these wonderful supporters of the garden and our community (and show them some love!).

Thank you, JUST POP IN!JPI-Logo

Just Pop In! was established in 2003 and created by dynamic twin sisters, Mandy & Carly. Inspiration stemmed from evenings spent popping with their Grandfather. They develop playful and scrumptious recipes for the nostalgic snack and place them in hip, thoughtful and snappy packaging.

JPI believes the quality of their product is equally as important to the experience they offer their clients. They are dedicated to a culture of happiness, open-mindedness and co-existence. Their company philosophy has earned national, regional and local awards and the attention of clients like IndyCar, PGA, NCAA, Christian Dior | Nylon magazine, to name a few.

Mandy and Carly are passionate about supporting their local Indianapolis community. They are proud partners of various organizations that offer invaluable services to the community such as The Damien Center, Indiana AIDS Fund, Habitat for Humanity, The Julian Center and The Patachou Foundation.

Popcorn isn’t just popcorn to the girls; it’s a catalyst to sharing in an experience with the people they meet each day, whether a friend, family member or stranger on the street.

Thank you, KOLMAN DENTAL!

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Kolman Dental, PC is here to help you maintain optimal oral health. We strive to provide excellent comprehensive and preventative care while maintaining a relaxing environment. Our state of the art office is conveniently located in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis, IN. We look forward to meeting you! Dr. Kolman also believes very strongly in giving back to the community. He is a graduate of the Ardeth Burkhart leadership training series. He is on the board of directors for the Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis as well as on a task force for the United Way of Central Indiana. Dr. Kolman was also appointed to the American Dental Association’s Business Enterprise board of directors. He is also a current member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, the Indianapolis District Dental Society, Key Point study club and the ITI study club.

Save $2 – Purchase Your Garden Tour Ticket Before Midnight on Tues., 8/7! Garden Tour Sneak Peek and Thank You to Sahm’s Place

In honor of the Indiana State Fair opening today, you can save $2 per ticket for our second annual NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN TOUR! Get your tickets BEFORE MIDNIGHT, Tuesday 8/7, and enjoy the tour with us on Sun., August 19 from 2-5pm.

  • Visit https://keystonemonongrows2.eventbrite.com?discount=SAVE2 to save! (Adults 16+: $10; kids 8-15: $6; kids 7 and under, FREE)
  • WHAT IS IT? A bike tour (cars also allowed) of six different gardens, including the Demonstration Gardens and Greenhouse at the IN State Fairgrounds; learn from home gardeners right in our neighborhood; meet your neighbors; AND get free admission to explore the last evening of the IN State Fair!

Check out Mike’s beautiful garden, which we’ll visit on the tour, AND help us say thanks to Sahm’s Place for their generous support!

Mike LaFollette is passionate about gardening and helping others realize their love for plants. He spends most of his free time redesigning and maintaining his backyard oasis (backyard) where he’s built a 500-gallon koi pond, large vegetable garden and multiple beds for annuals and native perennials. Mike earned his Master Gardener certification in 2017 and volunteers in the Demonstration Garden at the Indiana State Fair as well as in community gardens throughout Indianapolis.

 

Today, we also recognize garden tour sponsor, SAHM’S PLACE. Thank you for your support!
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Make Some Noise Mondays: Garden Stop Preview and Sponsor Thanks – Tiny House Treats

The countdown continues – less than 3 weeks until our second annual NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN TOUR on Sun., August 19 from 2-5pm!

  • Get your tickets TODAY (adults 16+: $12; kids 8-15: $8; kids 7 and under, FREE)
  • WHAT IS IT? A bike tour (cars also allowed) where you’ll visit six different gardens, including the Demonstration Gardens and Greenhouse at the IN State Fairgrounds; learn from home gardeners right in our neighborhood; meet your neighbors; AND get free admission to explore the last evening of the IN State Fair!

Check out Katie’s place, one of our featured gardens AND help us say thanks to one of our generous sponsors, Tiny House Treats!

From Katie: I really want our home to help serve as an educational stop and opportunity to talk about invasive plants such as bindweed and honeysuckle. Over the past 3 years, we’ve pretty much torn out our entire garden space, laid soil, laid cardboard and more soil, mulched everything, and hoped for the best. Bindweed killed our entire pollinators garden and majority of the rest of our gardens, so last year we started from scratch.

My garden is definitely not the prettiest, by miles (and anyone who knows my plot at he community garden knows this, too!), but I always have a nice harvest. This year we moved our entire fruit and veggie garden because of bindweed. Though we are still fighting some of it off, we have had lots of success. This year we’ve grown strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, black raspberries, tomatoes, tomatillos, sweet and spicy peppers, cucumbers, corn, a ton of herbs, and peaches! We also have restarted our native pollinators garden and have a very delicate fairy garden in the back. We are also attempting to add in a rain garden and an herb garden specifically for our chickens. With all of our gardens and chickens, it’s never a dull moment!

I’ll also have watermelon on hand from the community garden and hopefully some salsa for tasting.

 

 

 

Today, we also recognize garden tour sponsor, TINY HOUSE TREATS. Thank you for your support!
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Our mission at Tiny House Treats is to be your neighborhood treat destination. Whether you’re out riding your bike, or taking an evening stroll, our Tiny House right off the Monon Trail is the perfect stop off. Enjoy hand dipped or soft serve ice cream classics, a tasty snack or an ice-cold refreshment. Bring the entire family as our treats are sure to delight all ages. The outdoor patio is perfect for large groups and our doggie sundaes are always a hit with Fido.

DON’T MISS OUR SECOND ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR! 

  • For details and to purchase tickets today, visit our Eventbrite page.
  • To be part of the community, follow us on Facebook.

 

Thankful Thursdays: Meet Black Circle Brewing and Next Door Eatery!

One afternoon, six unique gardens, many neighbors and new friends, and free admission to the IN State Fair. You’ll find all of this and more at our NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN TOUR on Sun., August 19 from 2-5pm!

  • Tickets are limited and going fast (adults 16+: $12; kids 8-15: $8; kids 7 and under, FREE)
  • Visit six different gardens, including the Demonstration Gardens and Greenhouse at the IN State Fairgrounds; learn from home gardeners right in our neighborhood; meet your neighbors; AND get free admission to explore the last evening of the IN State Fair!

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Today, we want to thank two of our Garden Tour sponsors, Black Circle Brewing Co. and Next Door Eatery! Our community garden is entirely volunteer- and donation/fundraising-driven. We would not exist without the support of amazing folks in our neighborhood – like these two businesses! Be sure to visit and thank them in person. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

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Black Circle Brewing Company is equal parts micro-brewery, craft beer bar and music venue. We are located in the Double 8 warehouse, now called Refinery 46, in the Midtown / SoBro fringe. We share the building with several local businesses and a co-op working space on the lower level. Our focus is on quality local craft offerings and brewing our own versions of our favorite beer styles. We have a unique relationship with Elena Ruz Cuban Cuisine, which offers our guests a full menu in the tap room and allows us to focus on the beer. We will regularly host live music events, movie screenings and other local artists and entertainers. We also have an ever expanding collection of vintage arcade games, so bring a handful of quarters with you.

 

NEXT DOOR EATERY

Next Door is an American eatery serving real food sourced from American farmers. Next Door is pioneering Urban Casual—a new approach to dining out that is faster, more fun and affordable to the average American. Next Door is a gathering place for everyone including families, friends, and co-workers. The menu features a variety of shared plates (our Kale Chips are famous), fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers (don’t miss the Beet Burger!) and bowls. Next Door offers kegged wine, beer and cocktails. By kegging our wine, Next Door will save over 35,000 wine bottles from being recycled (or thrown away). Cheers to that!

DON’T MISS OUR SECOND ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN TOUR! 

  • For details and to purchase tickets today, visit our Eventbrite page.
  • To be part of the community, follow us on Facebook.

Make Some Noise Mondays: Garden Tour Stop Preview and Meet Our Program Sponsor!

One afternoon, six unique gardens, many neighbors and new friends, and free admission to the IN State Fair. You’ll find all of this and more at our NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN TOUR on Sun., August 19 from 2-5pm!

  • Tickets are limited and going fast (adults 16+: $12; kids 8-15: $8; kids 7 and under, FREE)
  • Visit six different gardens, including the Demonstration Gardens and Greenhouse at the IN State Fairgrounds; learn from home gardeners right in our neighborhood; meet your neighbors; AND get free admission to explore the last evening of the IN State Fair!

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As the countdown begins – less than one month away! – we will be celebrating our wonderful sponsors AND giving you a sneak preview of the gardens we’ll be visiting.

From Cher, resident at our first highlighted garden stop:

Our garden is located in our front yard. This is the fourth summer we’ve had it. We grow most everything and have a wildflower patch at the top. It’s our favorite place to hang out during the summer. For us, gardening is about harmonizing with nature and letting our children see how we work in concert with all aspects of life. Having our garden in the front yard allows us to connect with our neighbors, as we live on a street that sees a lot of foot traffic. We keep a basket just outside our gate, to share our harvest with our neighbors.

Today, we also recognize our tour program sponsor, Hope Plumbing. THANK YOU for your support!

HOPE PLUMBING, Garden Tour Program Sponsor

Our friends at Hope Plumbing have made their new home right up the street from the garden and have also helped us out tremendously by installing and fixing our garden’s water source!

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Hope Plumbing is a locally-owned and operated full service residential plumbing company located in Sobro that specializes in older homes. We offer a wide range of plumbing services and can take care of any plumbing issues you may have in, or outside, of your home. Hope Plumbing is a little over 11 years old and employs approximately 30 full time employees. We strongly believe in taking care of our employees by providing competitive wages, health insurance benefits, and retirement plans. Hope Plumbing loves to support its local community as much as possible.

DON’T MISS OUR FIRST EVER GARDEN TOUR! 

  • For details and to purchase tickets today, visit our Eventbrite page.
  • To be part of the community, follow us on Facebook.

Tickets Now Available! Second Annual Neighborhood Garden Tour, 8/19/18 (and meet presenting sponsor, the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Events Center)

Tickets are available for our Second Annual Neighborhood Garden Tour!

“Keystone-Monon Grows” is part neighborhood garden tour, part garden fundraiser, and ALL fun. TICKETS ARE LIMITED, SO ACT FAST!
 
WHEN: Sun., August 19 from 2-5pm
WHAT: A bicycle tour (automobiles also allowed) of 4 unique home gardens in Keystone-Monon, an insider’s look at our community garden at Arsenal Park, and a tour of the gorgeous demonstration gardens at the IN State Fairgrounds. Tour participants then get to enjoy the last evening of the state fair with FREE admission, thanks to our presenting sponsor, the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center.
 

PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY! Tickets are limited! Don’t miss out, and invite your friends: 

ADULTS (16+): $12
KIDS 8-15: $8
KIDS 7 and under: FREE

We can’t wait to spend the afternoon with you and get inspired by our neighborhood’s unique gardens!

THANK YOU TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR, the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center.

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The northern edge of the Indiana State Fairgrounds is actually viewable from the garden, and we are continually amazed by their efforts to build ties to the communities surrounding them. As presenting sponsors, the Fairgrounds will open their doors to tour participants, allowing us an insider look at the Purdue Extension-Marion County’s Demonstration Garden and Greenhouse.

All tour participants will gain free admission following our tour to enjoy the final evening of the much-loved Indiana State Fair! Did someone say corn dogs, deep fried pickles, and handcut fries? You know where to find us.

MORE FROM OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR:

The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center is happy to be the presenting sponsor for the Keystone-Monon Community Garden Tour for 2018. We continue to cultivate the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center as an active and civically engaged community partner, and this event is the perfect platform to support this vision. The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center is host to more than 350 events each year culminating with our signature event, the Great Indiana State Fair. Step Right Up! to The GREATEST 17 days of summer at your 2018 Indiana State Fair!

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