Gardens and Gardening

Btown Food Swappers

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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Bloomington Community Orchard

Website http://www.bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org
Email getinvolved [at] bloomingtoncommunityorchard [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 2298
Bloomington, IN 47402
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Monroe County Master Gardener Association

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
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Bloomington Garden Club

Website http://bloomingtongardenclub.com/
Hours See website for meeting times and info about the annual Garden Walk.
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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University Garden Group

Website http://www.indiana.edu/~uclub/gardening.html
Phone 855-1325
Email uclub [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana Memorial Union Room 150
900 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description Gardening group is currently inactive, but can be reactivated by a volunteer chair person
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Perennial Exchange

Website http://dir.gardenweb.com/directory/pe1/
Contact Robin Meyers
Phone 825-7641
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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Willie Streeter Community Gardens

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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Hilltop Educational Foundation

Website http://www.indiana.edu/~hilltop/
Contact Greg Speichert (Hilltop Center Director)
Phone 812-855-8808
Email hilltop [at] indiana [dot] edu
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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Southern Indiana Daylily, Hosta, Daffodil and Iris Society

Website http://www.sidhdis.org/index.htm
Contact John Simpson (President)
Email sidhdis2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
Hours First Wednesday of each month, 7pm, Hilltop Garden Center
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 opportunites to obtain special rates on selected plants.
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Hilltop Garden & Nature Center

Website http://www.indiana.edu/~hilltop/
Contact Greg Speichert (Director)
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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