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Happy Half Acre

Location:  Indianapolis, IN

Day Job:  Director Community Development Corporation

The Digs:  Backyard, Community Garden, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Carrots, Chile Peppers, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Kale, Lettuce, Oregano, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Chickens, Dogs, Worms

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  To provide good work and good, chemical-free, locally grown food to my family, friends and community.

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  • Posted by: Carina on July 10th, 2012 at 03:15 pm

    I live on the west side and am considering starting both a community garden and a school garden for IPS #44. It would be great to have someone in town as a sounding board for ideas.

  • Posted by: Little Flower Farms on August 24th, 2011 at 03:42 pm

    On the East side here. Would love to meet up with other urban ag folks!

  • Posted by: on June 1st, 2011 at 01:08 pm

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  • Posted by: BlueUrbanShamrock on May 27th, 2011 at 08:10 am

    Congrats on farmer of the day! Community development is such an important job. Glad to see you're bringing agri-awareness to your city!!!

  • Posted by: Robin on May 27th, 2011 at 08:05 am

    Congratulations on getting farmer of the day. Sounds like you have a nice large area to garden in. Too cool.

  • Posted by: Green Desert on May 27th, 2011 at 07:08 am

    Congratulations on Farmer of the Day! That's a great selection of crops you have. Wishing you the best...

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on May 27th, 2011 at 06:05 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

    I too have front yard containers and backyard raised garden beds.

    Have a great farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on May 27th, 2011 at 03:01 am

    Congrats on being Named Farmer of the Day! Happy Gardening!

  • Posted by: ergo on May 26th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Hey, HHA.
    To answer your earlier question about rooftop gardening, I've done both flowers and food. Mostly containers but a friend has built up berms on his roof. He also has chickens and bees up there. He's got a bigger roof (and one that is accessible.) I found tomatoes like it hot and don't mind a roof watering schedule which is let it dry out and then soak it through. Makes it easy to check once a week or so.

  • Posted by: Happy Half Acre on May 11th, 2011 at 11:21 am

    DaisySoapGirl, we garden year-round. My children love the cold weather stuff. So fun.

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