Using funds from our 5×5 Indy grant and working with the Purdue Extension, Urban Patch will be providing FREE redbud trees for Mapleton-Fall Creek residents and businesses on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Please use our online contact form to REQUEST A TREE. Below is the link to inform you of the project and to […]
We’ve had a busy year at Urban Patch! National conferences, the Sunflower Mural, rain gardens, walnut harvests, kicking off the Redbud Project and more! But wait, there’s more — we have another addition to the Urban Patch! We closed last week on a great 2-family home with great bones in our target ‘patch’ in the Mapleton-Fall Creek […]
We get a lot of questions about our name, the Urban Patch. We like to think it’s pretty cool and ‘catchy.’ But it does also have a serious meaning for our work, which is also inspired by our roots in urban community development. One of the project’s founders, Justin Moore, is an urban designer and […]
The Indy Redbud Project is a community identity + environment proposal. We will start by taking a vacant lot (or lots) in the Mapleton Fall Creek area and planting a grove of native redbud trees. Over time we would engage a number of partners from neighborhood associations and development corporations to individual homeowners and environmental […]
We were recently awarded a grant from the Fall Creek Watershed Partnership’s cost share program to do native plantings and permeable paving at our Park Garden site. Thanks to goes to Leslie White and the Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District for their help!
We had a busy weekend installing rain gardens at Fall Creek Gardens and at the Delaware Project. Leslie White, Backyard Conservation Coordinator from the Fall Creek Watershed Partnership helped with the design and installation of the gardens. Installation at Fall Creek Gardens Installation at the Delaware Project
Our final project for Phase 1 of the Urban Patch for 2012 is the installation of one of our Indy Rain Gardens, located at the Delaware Projectin Historic Meridian Park. The lot is located at the bottom of a hill and takes on a lot of stormwater runoff from the roof of the house, and […]