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Arbor Day, Every Day!

Arbor Day is right around the corner—April 25 to be exact—and I can think of no better way to celebrate than to plant a tree. After all, the Chinese proverb of the best time to plant is as true today as it ever was… This April you can get your tree-hugging fix in a number of ways. Volunteer to plant … Read more

Go Local—Plant Natives!

Deb Bonte of INPAWS, the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society blogs about INPAWS upcoming native plant sale and the need to plant a native landscape. Why plant native flowers, shrubs and trees in your yard? It makes sense that native plants are already well adapted to Indiana soils and climate, requiring less maintenance and especially less fertilizer and fewer … Read more

Brittany Smith

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: Yelp Indy Senior Community Manager What neighborhood do you live in? Fletcher Place  What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? Monument Circle – I have a reputation of taking out-of-towners around the Circle as many times as possible when they visit – what a show off, right? This space is a  HUGE opportunity for our community. I can’t … Read more

Spice Box Indy: Nitin and Mo Naidu

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: Owners, Spice Box Indy What neighborhood do you live in? South East side of Indy What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? The Indianapolis Museum of Art How long have you supported Keep Indianapolis Beautiful? We’ve supported KIB for more than 2 years through various fundraisers. We have been part of KIB’s outdoor social events, including: Draught for … Read more

You Should Know This Person: Michelle Peck, Store Manager, REI Castleton

Q: What does REI do? Since this is the first one in Indiana, people may not know. A: We are the nation’s largest consumer-owned co-op, and sell outdoor gear and apparel. We focus on muscle-powered activity and we seek to get people outside. From camping, to climbing, cycling and paddling, and fitness has become a really big category for us … Read more