January 2020

St. Alban’s, Indianapolis Featured in Sacred Places Magazine

Sacred Places, the magazine of Partners for Sacred Places, features St. Alban’s, Indianapolis on the cover. The issue features news about the Indiana Landmarks program that has helped the St. Alban’s congregation use its community garden to strengthen community engagement and fundraising.

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December 2019

Coach ‘not about camping life’ roughs it to raise cash for youth baseball

He hopes his tent at the St Alban’s Episcopal Church at North Emerson Avenue and East 46th Street makes a lifetime of difference, perhaps even several lifetimes.

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August 2019

St. Alban’s Peace Garden wins 2019 River Friendly Farmer Award

The award was presented to St. Alban’s at the Indiana State Fair by the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) for conservation practices used in the church’s garden. According to IASWCD, “St. Alban’s Peace Garden is just that – a place of peace with a garden that produces Fruits and Vegetables that are donated to local food pantries. Conservation practices they utilize include: no-till, reduced-till, mulching with hay and straw, earthen raised beds for crop and water management, drip irrigation, minimal and strategic use of organic pesticide; and, native and targeted plantings for beneficial insects. They focus on protecting and improving soil structure with conservation practices so that water can infiltrate and be retained in the garden. Water that falls on the land is efficiently utilized to grow crops. They have a strong partnership with the Marion County SWCD through grant programs, participation in workshops, and providing feedback on conservation practices. They also partner with schools, individual volunteers, and a strong network of urban farmers to share information and experiences.”

Photo: Award presentation