Gardens and Gardening

The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.



Garlic, Inc.

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Website http://www.bloomingtongarlicfestival.com
Email info [at] bloomingtongarlicfestival [dot] com
Description

Garlic, Inc is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (application pending) formed in 2012. Its goal is to inform the public on healthful food growing and consuming behavior from field to plate.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Btown Food Swappers

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Website http://www.btownfoodswappers.com
Email clarkerin [at] hotmail [dot] com
Description

We are a Bloomington-based, free community 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.

Btown Food Swaps are free, but you must be registered in advance to participate. We use Eventbrite to post swaps and issue tickets, and your homemade treasure is the only currency allowed.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Community Orchard

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Website http://www.bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org
Email getinvolved [at] bloomingtoncommunityorchard [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 2298
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated October 16, 2014

Monroe County Master Gardener Association

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Website http://www.mcmga.net/
Contact Amy Thompson (Extension Educator)
Phone 812-349-2575
Email afthompson [at] purdue [dot] edu
Address Purdue Cooperative Extension Service
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.

Additional Contact Marilyn Brinley (President)
Phone 812-349-2575
Email mlbrinley [at] aol [dot] com
Address Monroe County Master Gardener Association
119 W. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated April 24, 2014

Bloomington Garden Club

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Website http://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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Updated October 16, 2014

Perennial Exchange

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Website http://dir.gardenweb.com/directory/pe1/
Contact Robin Meyers
Phone 334-7949
Description

Call in the evenings. A directory listing forgardeners who have plants they want to trade for other plants. Members meet and swap plants twice a year.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Willie Streeter Community Gardens

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php?document_id=212
Contact Kim Ecenbarger (Special Services Coordinator)
Phone 812-349-3739
Email ecenbark [at] bloomington [dot] in [dot] gov
Description

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

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Updated October 16, 2014

Hilltop Educational Foundation

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~hilltop/
Contact Lea Woodard (Coordinator)
Phone 812-855-8808
Email hilltop [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 2367 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.

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Updated September 29, 2014

Southern Indiana Daylily, Hosta, Daffodil and Iris Society (SIDHDIS)

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Website http://www.sidhdis.org/index.htm
Contact Rosemary Hart
Email 2rhart [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 6666 E. Bender Road
Bloomington, IN 47401
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.

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Updated December 09, 2014

Hilltop Garden & Nature Center

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~hilltop/
Contact Lea Woodard (Coordinator)
Phone 855-8808
Email hilltop [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

The mission of Hilltop Garden and Nature Center is to provide a central place for research and education in gardening and nature. Our purpose is simple: to show how gardening deepens our awareness of all of nature around us. This, in turn, improves the health and wellbeing of each one of us, as well as our community as a whole.

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Updated September 22, 2014
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