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Benedict Inn and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Break Ground on Community Greenspace

INDIANAPOLIS – (April 2, 2014) The Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Benedict, will hold a sign placing ceremony on April 5 at 10AM, to kick-off the Peace & Nature Garden that will be created by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB). The ceremony will also have a planting component, as more than 100 Indy youth—members of KIB’s Youth Tree Team—will spend the morning planting 100 trees on the Benedict Inn campus.

Part of KIB’s IPL Project GreenSpace program, the Benedict Inn greenspace, located at 1402 Southern Ave, will be a meditative place that is quiet, safe, and beautiful. Featuring shaded and open areas, sitting areas, walkways, and art, the space will highlight the native plant palette to further the biodiversity of our local environment. Improving the habitat for local birds, animals, and insects, and enriches the land and air. More information on this program can be found at

Additional volunteer dates are being planned throughout the summer and fall, and the public is encouraged to get involved to help create the community space. One of the goals of this space is to be a welcoming gateway to the community. The Benedict Inn welcomes women, men, and children of all ages and faiths to its many, varied, and inspiring programs fostering spiritual and personal growth. Myriad programming will be developed to utilize the newly created space once it is implemented. To learn more about Benedict Inn programs, visit

Generous funding to support KIB’s IPL Project GreenSpace is provided by: Amos Butler Audubon, BMO Harris, City of Indianapolis, Engledow, Indianapolis Power & Light Co., and Rotary Club of Indianapolis. To learn more about KIB’s IPL Project GreenSpace visit,

About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. In 2013, KIB worked with more than 30,000 volunteers on over 500 community projects. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Twitter @kibiorg and like us on Facebook @kibiorg.