Gardens & Gardening - Community Organizations

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Bloomington Community Orchard

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org
AddressP.O. Box 2298
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description
Contactgetinvolved [at] bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Garden Club

Websitehttp://bloomingtongardenclub.com/
Description

On September 27, 1938, six women formed The Bloomington Garden Club. These six charter members had the following mission: to promote the knowledge and love of gardening; to aid in the protection of native trees, plants, and birds; and to encourage civic planting and beautification.

Closed membership.

Members and participants must to be nominated to join.

Sponsors the Garden Walk annually and other civic garden projects. Minutes are stored at the Lilly Library.

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Bloomington Permaculture Guild

Websitehttp://bloomingtonpermacultureguild.blogspot.com/
Address5421 E Kings Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional Address5421 E Kings Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

An association of Permaculture Design Course students, teachers, and friends committed to supporting the relocalization of Bloomington's food and economic systems. Group meets monthly at rotating locations in members homes to share work projects, food, information, seed trading and sharing, and mutual support and education.

ContactRhonda Baird (Founder/Permaculture Teacher)
resilience [at] transitionbloomington.org
812-323-1058
Additional ContactKeith Johnson (Webmasster/Permaculture Teacher)
resilience [at] transitionbloomington.org
812-335-0383
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Btown Food Swappers

Websitehttp://www.btownfoodswappers.com
Description

 

Btown Food Swappers is a Bloomington-based, free food swap, striving to inspire creativity, build community, and spread good cheer. We trade homemade items and enjoy the company of new and old friends.

ContactErin Clark
btownfoodswappers [at] outlook.com
812-876-5898
Year Established2013
Incorporation StatusUnincorporated
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Hilltop Educational Foundation

Websitehttp://www.indiana.edu/~hilltop/
Address2367 E. 10th Street
PO Box 8654
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

 

Hilltop Educational Foundation is a non-profit community organization serving the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center and supporting community initiatives in education and wellness through gardening and other horticulturally based activities.

ContactLea Woodard (Coordinator)
hilltop [at] indiana.edu
812-855-8808
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Indiana Gourd Society

Websitehttp://www.indianagourdsociety.org/
Description

 

From the website: The Indiana Gourd Society through individual and organizational activities, promotes educational efforts which advance an appreciation for the gourd's role and significance in past and present cultures and for gourd cultivation, crafting and artistry.

ContactIda Kennedy (President)
president [at] indianagourdsociety.org
Additional ContactPat Moore (Membership Secretary)
membership [at] indianagourdsociety.org
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Limestone Daylily and Hosta Society

Websitehttp://www.daylilies.org/AHSreg2.html
Address6666 E. Bender Road
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

The Limestone Daylily and Hosta Society is a Region 2 club of the The American Hemerocallis Society (AHS). The AHS is a forum for persons interested in the advancement of the daylily. It is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage, and foster the development and improvement of the genus Hemerocallis and public interest therein. This club is also associated with the American Hosta Society. The club works with Hilltop Garden Center and has been involved in local community gardening projects.

ContactJohn Simpson (President)
nreynol [at] indiana.edu
332-8815
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Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service

Websitehttps://extension.purdue.edu/monroe/Pages/default.aspx
Address3400 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

The Cooperative Extension Service is one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America.

Contactmonroeces [at] purdue.edu
812-349-2575
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Monroe County Master Gardener Association

Websitehttp://www.mcmga.net/
AddressPurdue Cooperative Extension Service
119 W. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressMonroe County Master Gardener Association
119 W. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The mission of the Monroe County Master Gardener Association is to promote the art, science, and pleasure of gardening in the community in cooperation with the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. Certified Master Gardeners have completed a broad based Horticulture volunteer training program as well as a minimum of 35 hours of volunteer service. Master Gardeners help others in the community grow by sharing their horticulture knowledge. Volunteers provide the community with information on gardening practices through workshops and presentations at garden clubs, school, and other community organizations. A Master Gardener training progarm is held annually by the Monroe County Office of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener you can be added to the class notification list by calling 349-2575.

ContactAmy Thompson (Extension Educator)
afthompson [at] purdue.edu
812-349-2575
Additional ContactMarilyn Brinley (President)
mlbrinley [at] aol.com
812-349-2575
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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South Central Chapter of the Indiana native Plant and Wildflower Society

Websitehttp://www.inpaws.org/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

We are the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society. Our mission is to promote the appreciation, preservation, conservation, utilization and scientific study of the flora native to Indiana and to educate the public about the values, beauty, diversity and environmental importance of indigenous vegetation.

ContactSteve Dunbar (President)
clarencestevedunbar [at] hotmail.com
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Southern Indiana Daylily, Hosta, Daffodil and Iris Society (SIDHDIS)

Websitehttp://www.sidhdis.org
Address6395 Braksway Drive
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

This organization was established February 7, 1996, with the purpose of promoting public interest in growing daylilies, hostas, daffodils, and iris. It offers several activities to members including education programs, garden tours, flower shows, and opportunities to obtain special rates on selected plants.

ContactEvelyn Harrell
ear4841 [at] comcast.net
812-339-0572
Year Established1996
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Willie Streeter Community Gardens

Websitehttp://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php?document_id=212
Address2120 S. Highland Ave
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

39.140232,-86.516402

\A cooperative venture of several city departments. A limited number Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department. Plots are located on Winslow Park land near the YMCA.

ContactKim Ecenbarger (Special Services Coordinator)
ecenbark [at] bloomington.in.gov
812-349-3704
Additional Contactparks [at] bloomington.in.gov
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