3 - Environmental / Animal - Community Organizations

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Argus Canine Search & Rescue

Websitehttp://www.argusk9.org
AddressP.O. Box 1906
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Argus, formed in 2000, was created to train and deploy ground search teams and specialty canine units. The team provides our local area of Monroe County, Indiana and surrounding areas with well-trained and experienced operational units. Members of Argus have experience in ground search, first aid, navigation, communications, crime scene preservation, emergency medicine, geographic information systems (GIS) and search management.

Argus is a not-for-profit group based in Bloomington, Indiana. Our team consists of volunteers from the local community. New volunteers are welcome to join or simply visit one of our twice-weekly training events to see what we're about. Send us an email and we'll be glad to let you know when and where the next one is.

Contactargus [at] argusk9.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomingfoods

Websitehttp://www.bloomingfoods.coop
Address419 E. Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional Address3220 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

Bloomingfoods promotes healthy, high quality, sustainable and environmentally sound products at a fair price. Our commitment to sustainable agriculture, artisanal producers of local products and delicious regional foods are a few of the things that set us apart.

ContactDowntown Store
812 336 5300
Additional ContactE. 3rd St. Store
812 336 5400
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Bloomington Food Policy Council

Websitehttp://bloomingtonfpc.org/
Address909 E. 2nd Street
Bloomington, IN 47407-7542
Description

 

The Bloomington Food Policy Council exists to increase and preserve access to sustainably produced, locally grown, healthful food for all residents in Monroe and surrounding counties.

 

 

Contactbfpc [at] bloomingtonfpc.org
Year Established2010
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Bloomington Garden Club

Websitehttp://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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Bloomington Parks Foundation

Websitehttp://bloomingtonparksfoundation.org
AddressPO Box 3351
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Bloomington Community Park and Recreation Foundation works to provide funding to enhance park experiences for all segments of the Bloomington community. Particular emphasis is placed on park and greenspace enhancement and recreational program development for low-income youth so that they may have an opportunity to develop healthy habits and learn valuable skills.

ContactKarin St. John (Executive Director)
kstjohn [at] bloomingtonparksfoundation.org
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Bloomington Permaculture Guild

Websitehttp://bloomingtonpermacultureguild.blogspot.com/
Address5421 E Kings Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional Address5421 E Kings Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

An association of Permaculture Design Course students, teachers, and friends committed to supporting the relocalization of Bloomington's food and economic systems. Group meets monthly at rotating locations in members homes to share work projects, food, information, seed trading and sharing, and mutual support and education.

ContactRhonda Baird (Founder/Permaculture Teacher)
resilience [at] transitionbloomington.org
812-323-1058
Additional ContactKeith Johnson (Webmasster/Permaculture Teacher)
resilience [at] transitionbloomington.org
812-335-0383
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Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonwinterfarmersmarket.com/
Address909 E. 2nd Street
Harmony Gymnasium
Bloomington, In 47401
Description

 

The Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market exists to extend the farmers’ market season and increase the availability of fresh produce and other local products throughout the four seasons of the year.

Contactblooomingtonwinterfarmersmarket [at] gmail.com
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Btown Food Swappers

Websitehttp://www.btownfoodswappers.com
Description

 

Btown Food Swappers is a Bloomington-based, free 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.

ContactErin Clark
btownfoodswappers [at] outlook.com
812-876-5898
Year Established2013
Incorporation StatusUnincorporated
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Center for Sustainable Living

Websitehttps://www.simplycsl.org/
AddressP.O. Box 1665
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description
The Center for Sustainable Living has been an umbrella organization for the past 25 years promoting sustainable living in the Bloomington region. As of 2015, there are 15 different sustainability projects involving scores of volunteers; and the core activities of the Center utilize permaculture workshops and design courses, research projects, and mutual support to build resilience in the region.

CSL board meetings occur the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm. Potential volunteers or members should contact us by email to schedule a meeting or visit the website to become a member.

 

 

ContactRhonda Baird
csloffice [at] gmail.com
Year Established1992
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Earth Care

Websitehttp://www.earthcareindiana.org
Address1228 E. Maxwell Lane
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional Address1714 S. Wilton Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

Earth Care seeks to listen to and work with all concerned religious communities and individuals in order to create an ever-widening circle of care for creation. We urge all Indiana's faith communities to be centers of this care by living more prudently and speaking up for policies that embody creation care.

ContactEarthCareIndiana [at] gmail.com
339-7303
Additional Contactallan.edmonds [at] gmail.com
334-2831
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Farm Service Agency (USDA)

Websitehttp://www.fsa.usda.gov/in
AddressMonroe County Farm Service Agency
1931 Liberty Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

ContactTroy Hobson (County Executive Director)
Troy.Hobson [at] in.usda.gov
812-334-4323
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Hilltop Educational Foundation

Websitehttp://www.indiana.edu/~hilltop/
Address2367 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.

ContactLea Woodard (Coordinator)
hilltop [at] indiana.edu
812-855-8808
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House Rabbit Society, Indiana Chapter

Websitehttp://www.indianahrs.org/
AddressPO Box 421746
Indianapolis, IN 46242-1746
Description

 

Offering homeless rabbits for adoption to loving, indoor homes as well as education for the public about companion rabbit care.

ContactDawn Sailer (Chapter manager)
info [at] indianahrs.org
(317) 767-7636
Additional ContactAmy Young-Leith (Co-Chapter Manager)
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Indiana Forest Alliance

Websitehttp://indianaforestalliance.org
Address112 North Walnut Street Suite 600
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

 

The Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA) is a non-profit statewide network of groups and individuals dedicated to the long-term health and well-being of Indiana’s native forests.

Contactsandra [at] indianaforestalliance.org
812-269-6404
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Indiana Gourd Society

Websitehttp://www.indianagourdsociety.org/
Description

 

From the website: The Indiana Gourd Society through individual and organizational activities, promotes educational efforts which advance an appreciation for the gourd's role and significance in past and present cultures and for gourd cultivation, crafting and artistry.

ContactIda Kennedy (President)
president [at] indianagourdsociety.org
Additional ContactPat Moore (Membership Secretary)
membership [at] indianagourdsociety.org
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Limestone Daylily and Hosta Society

Websitehttp://www.daylilies.org/AHSreg2.html
Address6666 E. Bender Road
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

The Limestone Daylily and Hosta Society is a Region 2 club of the The American Hemerocallis Society (AHS). The AHS is a forum for persons interested in the advancement of the daylily. It is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage, and foster the development and improvement of the genus Hemerocallis and public interest therein. This club is also associated with the American Hosta Society. The club works with Hilltop Garden Center and has been involved in local community gardening projects.

ContactJohn Simpson (President)
nreynol [at] indiana.edu
332-8815
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Local Growers Guild

Websitehttp://www.localgrowers.org/
AddressPO Box 2553
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

The Local Growers' Guild is a cooperative of farmers in southern and central Indiana. Our mission is to educate, support, and connect local growers, consumers, businesses and communities about the importance of locally grown food. Our members include growers, businesses, and community members.

ContactMegan Hutchison (Guild Manager)
localgrowers [at] localgrowers.org
812-333-8287
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Monroe County Humane Association

Websitehttp://www.monroehumane.org/
Address3410 S Walnut St
PO Box 1334
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

 

Mission
We have been responsibly and compassionately protecting, advocating and educating for animal welfare since 1956.

History
The MCHA is an independent 501c(3) non-profit organization that receives no government funding or regular funding from national organizations. While the MCHA does participate in hands on rescue work with local and regional law enforcement agencies, the MCHA is not an animal shelter, but an animal welfare and advocacy organization.

The MCHA established and ran what is now the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter in the 1950's - 2000's, along with hiring the first animal control officers and obtaining a humane shelter certification for the shelter in the early days of animal sheltering. The two organizations have shared space, staff, programs and visions of a humane community since the late 1950's. While the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter is fully funded by tax dollars, there are many things needed to strategically address a wide variety of animal related issue in our community, in addition to sheltering homeless animals.

Today the MCHA provides services and programs working in concert with the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter, PetsAlive, local veterinary clinics, national advocacy organizations and other partners to identify, build resources and create solutions for animal welfare issues.

Contactmcha [at] monroehumane.org
812-333-6242
Year Established1956
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Monroe County Master Gardener Association

Websitehttp://www.mcmga.net/
AddressPurdue Cooperative Extension Service
119 W. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressMonroe County Master Gardener Association
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.

ContactAmy Thompson (Extension Educator)
afthompson [at] purdue.edu
812-349-2575
Additional ContactMarilyn Brinley (President)
mlbrinley [at] aol.com
812-349-2575
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Monroe County Natural Resources Conservation Service

Websitehttp://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/in/contact/local/#Monroe
Address1931 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

 

We are committed to providing high quality technical assistance, conservation planning and program information support to private land users. Together we can meet the changing challenges in managing Indiana's natural resources.

ContactBrook Rieman (District Conservationist)
brook.rieman [at] in.usda.gov
812-334-4318 ext. 3
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