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Unleavened Bread Café

Unleavened Bread Café

Location:  3003 Central Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46205 It is not glamorous in appearance or full of the finest things money can buy, but Elease Womack’s Unleavened Bread Café is far from flawed. With a sturdy foundation built on God’s will Elease began her journey with a visit to Tabernacle Presbyterian Church. While surrounded by a group of higher educated white Americans Elease referenced her B.A., Born Again degree, citing her inspiration in passages from both Luke and Ezekiel and gained spiritual allies. Aside from serving food, the café caters to rehabilitating those in need of a second chance or revitalized…
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Converting Gas Guzzlers to Electric Hybrids

Converting Gas Guzzlers to Electric Hybrids

Echo Automotive has developed technology at their Anderson (Madison County) tech center that the National Truck Equipment Association has called the most innovative product of the year.  The technology bolts onto existing or new fleet vehicles and turns them into a highly efficient hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicles. The EchoDrive™ system enables vehicles to leverage electric grid power at a fraction of the cost of fossil fuels. EchoDrive™ applies the energy stored in the battery via the electric motor to assist the powertrain when the internal combustion engine is most inefficient, significantly reducing the workload of the engine and the…
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Seed and Nut Gathering Project

Seed and Nut Gathering Project

  The City of Anderson sponsors a city-wide volunteer driven re-forestation project.  The volunteers gather the seeds and nuts, sort and process them, and then plant them in areas selected for re-forestation. The goals for the Fall of 2013 are: Collect and sort approximately 3,000 to 5,000 hardwood, shade, understory, fruit tree and shrub seeds and nuts. Plant approximately 1,000 various individual nuts and seeds at the tree nursery. Stratify / Scarify approximately 2,000 individual nuts and seeds in refrigerated units for Spring 2014 planting. Directly plant 1,000 to 2,000 seeds and nuts in selected re-forestation sites. To learn more…
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GREEN MINDS – Fountain County Indiana

GREEN MINDS – Fountain County Indiana

by Amanda Shepherd Green Minds began with like minds coming together.  In early 2009, Linda McGurk, Kay Hunter, and Alinda Dickinson were discussing what could be done in their community to reduce their footprint and increase awareness of sustainable practices. That discussion resulted in their first Earth Day celebration.  Green Minds has been participating in, and benefitting, the community ever since. During their Earth Day meeting, the participants of Green Minds discovered a common interest in local food and support for local farmers.  Thus began the Covington Farmer’s Market.  The farmer’s market takes place on the courthouse square every Friday…
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Why Local Food Is Fair Food

Why Local Food Is Fair Food

Local food is more fair—for growers, for consumers and for communities. When we started our farm six years ago, our goal was to sell as much of our food to the local community as possible. Only once we’d exhausted local demand would we consider selling at wholesale prices to far away places. To this day, we sell most of our food to customers who live within 15 minutes of our farm. We rely on local markets because we can’t compete with larger farms selling to national and international markets. Many small farms do not qualify for farm subsidies that benefit the owners of corporate farms. Agriculture is…
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