The Blog
Brandon Sturdivant

Occupation: High School Student Why do you support KIB?  I support KIB because I really love the feeling of helping others. This organization is unique for me because it allows me to work with the environment around us. I have had an urge to volunteer for positive “green” pursuits for years and KIB provides a perfect outlet for just that. … Read more

Morgan Breving

Occupation Soon to be 3rd grade student at Saint Simon the Apostle in Lawrence How long have you supported KIB? Since my 8th birthday in April Why do you support KIB? Because my mom suggested it. I really liked the idea because it makes me feel goof to collect donations as birthday gifts. What impact do you feel that the … Read more

Need a friend? You bet your Aster.

I have heard several friends, colleague and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful project partners talking recently about their asters falling over.  Why the heck do they do that?  Well, like most of us, they need a friend to lean on. New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) is typically the finale of most gardener’s landscape—putting on a fantastic show of color in the fall … Read more

Back-to-School: Learning + Greening + KIBing + Internship-ing

Students of all ages are making their way back to school, which means one thing at KIB: The fall planting season is nearly here! But seriously, summer is really great. We get to do plenty of wonderful things like count the pollinators all over our favorite native blooms, paint structures in community greenspaces straight out of Alice in Wonderland, structurally prune … Read more

Block Party Success in Watson McCord Park

Kent Schwob joined the Adopt-A-Block program in 2015, and immediately had the vision to pull his neighborhood, Watson McCord, together with a block party in McCord Park. This park was also a Keep Indianapolis Beautiful IPL Project GreenSpace project in 2008. Today, McCord Park is a beautiful place that honors William Whitfield, the first African-American police officer killed in the … Read more