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Fort Wayne Farmers Market: Buy Local, Buy Fresh

Fort Wayne Farmers Market: Buy Local, Buy Fresh

In October 2012, Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market (FWFM) began as one of the few year round, producer only farmers markets in Northeast Indiana, running just one Saturday a month.  With great success early on, the market then moved to two weekends a month shortly after its inception.  In four short years, our vendors have become more sustainable and growers have learned how to produce even in the harshest winter months.  Beginning in October 2016, we will be open EVERY Saturday; rain or shine, cold or stifling hot!   Even in the harsh Indiana’s winter, our growers have overcome obstacles and have…
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Good Gardening Advice

Good Gardening Advice

Jim DeCamp has been gardening his whole life and drew inspiration from watching his grandparents’ garden. Pam began 32 years ago in 1980, feeling compelled to be self-sustaining and in harmony with the land. Starting up was a trial and error process, learning along the way, especially since they do not use pesticides or fertilizers. It takes time to learn what works and what does not for your plot of land. Each year the DeCamp Gardens experiments with new techniques such as companion gardening. Additionally, every year they try out new and unique varieties,such as purple green beans, white cucumbers,…
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Ivy Tech North, Community Garden

Community Garden Location: 3800 N. Anthony Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1489. 260-480-2084 WHAT IF….those who did not have access to a yard could still plant a garden? WHAT IF…..excess food produced in a garden could be donated to the needy? WHAT IF…..home-grown knowledge and healthy eating habits could be taught to children by having them grow their own food? WHAT IF…..science, culinary arts and other students could incorporate a garden into their studies? WHAT IF…..barriers between individuals could be broken down by spending time together working toward a join project? WHAT IF…..you could help!  Would you? Ivy Tech’s volunteer master…
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Permaculture Farming in Wells County

Permaculture Farming in Wells County

Caleb Fiechter is young farmer in a family that has been farming land in Wells County for four generations.  Yet, Caleb is not your typical fourth generation farmer.  With bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish from Anderson University (Anderson, IN) he has been working for the last 2 years as a community outreach coordinator with United Way of Madison County.  This summer he returned to Wells County to begin farming on a 10 acre homestead where he strives to employ Permaculture techniques: a method of agriculture that works to not only sustain, but regenerate ecosystems. More specifically, Permaculture is agriculture…
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Friends of the Third World

Fort Wayne, Region #2 Location: 611 W. Wayne St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802, Allen County About Since 1972, Friends of the Third World, a non-profit organization, have been empowering people all over the world to overcome poverty and prime the fair trade markets for the growing demand for economic justice. Mission To alleviate poverty and related social problems thru partnerships toward a more democratic (fair trade) marketplace thru voluntary action, whether that be in the U.S.A. or worldwide Jim Goetsch 260-422-6821 www.friendsofthethirdworld.org.