My name is Eric Kallin and I am leaving Three Heads Company this email post because my organization, Indiana Business Network has a Valpo Chapter that meets Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am. I would love to have you come promote Three Heads oragnizational agenda. We meet at Entech Innovation Center, 880 Eastporte Centre Drive.
The 1st Green FESTIVAL in Northeast Indiana- And All To Benefit Community Harvest
On April 25, 2009 from noon to 5 pm, the good citizens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will make history.
On this day, Waynedale Green Alliance and the Southwest Conservation Club will unite to broaden environmental awareness and to benefit Community Harvest of Northeast Indiana by celebrating the end of Earth Day Week at the Southwest Conservation Club, at 5703 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
WMEE 97.3, Today’s Best Variety of Music will be standing by from 11-1 to welcome the participants.
The event will begin at noon with a proclamation by Mayor Tom Henry, followed by guest speakers;
Abigail Frost, Founder of the SAVE the Maumee River Grassroots Organization
Kira Blacketor, Education Specialist with Allen County Solid Waste District
Betsy Kachmar, of Citilink- Fort Wayne’s Public Transportation System
Betsy Yankowiak, Executive Director of the Little Rivers Wetland Project
Geoff Paddock, co-founder of the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association
Matt Jones, Water Resource Education Specialist of the Allen County Partnership for Water Quality
Presentations will be held featuring, Laura Stein of Neuhouser Nursery, who will be explaining how to build a rain garden, a project that is part of an incentive plan driven by the City of Fort Wayne. Karl Blust of Garrett Energy will talk about the types of renewable energies and how they can save and help homeowners and our planet. The Energy Doctor, F & R Water Handling and Waste Management will also be on hand to discuss other areas of sustainable living. Just For You Mobile Massage Therapy will be open for business on-site.
At approximately 12:30pm Three Rivers Velo Club will bike in from Wayne High School loaded down with canned goods. The All Stars Martial Arts Academy is scheduled at two to display their talents.
And, at 3pm the music will begin with Cathy Serrano, a gifted folk guitarist, along with Skip Calvin from Guitar Exchange, followed by Dan Dickerson from Harp Condition and Bill Certain who is going to rock the house.
Food, games, and other activities will be on hand, and giveaways from local companies will be announced throughout the day.
Admittance for this wonderful, educational, and fun event is a canned good or non-perishable food item that will be donated to Community Harvest of Northeast Indiana.
Area organizations such as Waynedale Green Alliance, Southwest Conservation Club, Save the Maumee Grassroots Organization, Grassroots Green, Allen County Solid Waste District, Citilink, Three Rivers Velo Club, Waynedale News, Curves of Waynedale, Umber’s Do-It-Best Hardware, Community Harvest of Northeast Indiana, Heartland Communities, The Garden Angels Project, F & R Water and Waste Handling, All Martial Arts Academy, Energy Doctor, Bobick’s Golf, Just Especially for You, Summit City Bicycles, Just For You Mobile Massage Therapy, Garret Energy, Solar Electric Power, Summit City Asset Remarketing, and the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association are hoping to highlight the green products, services and practices that are or will soon become a part of our everyday lives.
So, let’s go green- have fun- and benefit Community Harvest of Northeast Indiana all at the same time.
Maybe you can come down to the farm later in the spring. I am buried right now with greenhouse duties, planting crops, running my "real job" duties, and meetings concerning grant work etc. I would love to hear about your vision and how it might fit, somehow, in ours. You could see the place and the plans we have and I could hear more about your organization.
We are a non profit that works in the area of family farms, bio fuels and energy, and "GREEN" production practices of farm produced energy. In addition, we hope to create a camp on our farm near Greensburg, IN to educate interested people in these areas. Lastly, one of my sons has a Blue Grass band and if our plans work out, perhaps our organization might work with yours and have a concert here. Doug Adamson; Midwest Biofuels and Energy for America
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