We have had an incredible year at Urban Patch. Thanks to many friends, collaborators and organizations we think we have made real progress in making the inner city better. One of our earliest collaborators and supporters is ioby.org, a national organization that does crowd funding and resourcing for urban and environmental projects. In fact, our […]
Inspiring urban neighborhoods is a family affair By Erika D. Smith “It really started with this picture of my grandfather.” Justin Moore fished around in the pocket of his suit jacket for his smartphone. He tapped the screen a few times, and found a black and white photo of a distinguished-looking, balding black man. The […]
After a great effort in visioning, fundraising, and lots of drawing, painting and community collaboration, we have completed the 1,100 sqft. mural project. If you’re in Indy, walk, bike, bus or drive by 30th and Central to take a look at our contribution to making the inner city better through local art projects.
Urban Patch’s Justin Moore presented the social enterprise’s work at this year’s We Are City SUMMIT in Indianapolis. The talk focused on the multiple scales of urban strategies as well as varied approaches to community-based development. Following the event our work was recognized in the local press, including an interview with Joyce Moore by Jessica Key […]
We’ve made great progress on the new community mural at Fall Creek Gardens. Artist and Urban Patch Creative Director John Moore did the mural design and is leading the installation work. The rest of the Moore family is helping out day and night to help make this community vision a reality! The outlines are all […]
Urban Patch has been working with community members and 596 Acres to create a new community garden in Central Harlem in New York City. The garden is currently a vacant city-owned site, but new garden member Vaughn Wallace found some research that the site was a garden over fifty years ago and was, in fact, the […]
photos by George VanSickles On Friday, December 21, 2012, the Urban Patch and Fall Creek Gardens hosted their Winter Solstice Open House at the Urban Patch’s Delaware Project in Historic Meridian Park. The event celebrated a year of the two organizations’ collaboration in the Mapleton-Fall Creek area to help promote community gardening, nutrition, self-help, and urban revitalization. The […]