Big Green

One of the things we do at the Harrison Center is partner with other organizations in the community. For the second year in a row, we are partnering with our friends at Big Green for our 9th Food Con. In case you didn’t know Food Con is our annual unconventional food convention.

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Big Green aims to improve the health of students and communities by creating experiential learning and garden-based education opportunities in low-income schools. Through our Learning Gardens, we are:

  • Increasing students’ academic engagement and achievement

  • Increasing students’ knowledge and likeability of fresh fruits and vegetables

  • Strengthening the school/community relationship by creating opportunities to work together

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In Speck Gallery, join the conversation about food literacy, access and preference and discover more about the Learning Gardens that Big Green has built and supported at schools across Marion County since November, 2016. “We are proud to partner with the Harrison Center to host Food Con 2019 to help us further our mission to improve the health of students and communities around the country by creating experiential outdoor learning spaces and garden-based education opportunities in schools," said Megan Montague, Regional Director of Big Green Indianapolis. "Food Con allows us to come together for one night to help us educate the local community on our big vision to change food in Indianapolis and across the county."

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Our Learning Gardens are dynamic outdoor classrooms and productive edible gardens, installed in underserved schools around the country. We help kids dig into their education, thrive with real, nutritious foods and healthy habits, and become active participants in strengthening their communities.

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Please join us this Friday, August 2nd from 6-9 pm for Food Con 9, and learn how you can make a difference in Indy’s environment and food scene.