About Us

Urban Patch is a local, family-owned social enterprise. Our team includes an educator, entrepreneur and real estate professional, an artist and writer, a computer programmer and analyst, a marketing and operations manager, and an urban designer and city planner. We are and committed to and believe in Indianapolis’ and inner cities everywhere’s success and long-term sustainability. We promote interdisciplinary collaboration and commitment to community.

Justin Garrett Moore, AICP, LEED AP, justin@urbanpatch.org

Director & Urban Designer


A native of Indianapolis, Justin Garrett Moore is an urban designer and the Executive Director of the New York City Public Design Commission. He has extensive experience in urban design and city planning—from large-scale urban systems, policies, and projects to grassroots and community-focused planning, design, and arts initiatives. At the Public Design Commission his work is focused on prioritizing the quality and excellence of the public realm, and fostering accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the City’s public buildings, spaces, and art.

Justin is a former Senior Urban Designer for the NYC Department of City Planning where, for over a decade, he was responsible for conducting complex urban design plans and studies of the physical design and utilization of sites including infrastructure, public spaces, land use patterns and neighborhood character. His projects included the Greenpoint and Williamsburg Waterfront, Hunter’s Point South, the Coney Island Plan and the Brooklyn Cultural District. He received degrees in both architecture and urban design from Columbia University’s GSAPP where he is now an Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Urban Design Forum, and Next City’s Vanguard. He also serves as a board member for ioby.org, Mary Miss—City as Living Laboratory, and Made in Brownsville.

Joyce Leslie Edwards Moore, Realtor, Realist, Master Gardner, Master Food Preserver, joyce@urbanpatch.org

Director & Programs Manager













Joyce Moore has been involved in community service since childhood.  Working with her scout troop delivering election results was one of her first experiences.  Her interest in gardening was came from her father, who kept an immaculate well landscaped yard, was who an avid gardener and had backyard chickens and ducks at their childhood home.  Summers were spent visiting her aunts who owned a 266 acre farm in Ohio.  Joyce handed down her “home grown” legacy with the help of her husband, by teaching their sons the skills she learned in her youth, through science fair and home improvements projects which included hatching chickens, a raised garden bed, building a tree house and houses for pets, and a backyard orchard where they grew two kinds of grapes, a front yard cherry tree, strawberries, and of course various other garden vegetables.  She completed the Purdue Master Gardner program Fall of 2011, along with her husband, and now they intend to share gained knowledge with the rest of their community and carry on the urban agricultural legacy of both their fathers (Albert A. Moore, and Robert L. Edwards).

Joyce is a twice-elected Indiana Democratic State Delegate and served as a member of the board of several community service organizations including Community Action of Greater Indianapolis (CAGI), Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association, (MKNA) and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) where she served as youth advisor and is a life member. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business and a graduate certification in SAS Programming from Philadelphia University.   She worked in corporate, medical, education and government entities in various management capacities before becoming an entrepreneur in 1993.  Presently she owns a real estate company, J. L. Moore Realty, LLC.  She is Realtor and Realist; a member of NAR (National Association of Realtors), IAR (Indiana Association of Realtors), MIBOR, (Metropolitian Indianapolis Board of Realtors), NAREB (National Assocation of Real Estate Brokers). She serves as President of the Board of Fall Creek Gardens.  She loves to write, teach and, of course, garden. Joyce completed Purdue’s Master Food Preserver Program so that Urban Patch can conduct classes to urban gardeners so they can eat safely, from their gardens, locally grown food, all year long.

John G. Moore, Jr.john@urbanpatch.org

Creative Director & Project Manager


John has 13 years experience in instructional systems design and web development and has designed and developed over 100 web-based learning products using multimedia and web technologies. John is also a visual artist and writer.

He is experienced in web development, testing, implementation, documentation, e-learning, support and nominal experience in administration. Designed and developed training modules for professionals and implemented on learning management systems. Training materials included simulations, videos, web-based courses, instructor guides, job aids, assessments and surveys.

John G. Moore, Sr.johnsr@urbanpatch.org

Analytics Director & Systems Management

Jason L. Moorejason@urbanpatch.org

Marketing Director & Media Specialist

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Jason is a formal naval officer who has over ten years of sales, marketing, and advertising experience in the pharmaceutical and automotive industries.  Jason currently works for the Ram Brand (at Chrysler’s Head Quarters in Auburn Hills, MI) as the Operation Specialist, responsible for future product volume planning, marketing, advertising, and national dealer communications.  He currently lives in the greater Detroit area with his wife Keisha and two-year old daughter Zoe.

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