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June 2012


On May 22, Paul Jones toured the Aspire Indiana Farm, a community supported agriculture operation staffed primarily by those undergoing mental/behavioral health treatment. Approximately 12 workers produce naturally grown vegetables and flowers on 14 acres of ground and several greenhouses. Farm sales support 75% of the operation's expenses.

The Indiana AgrAbility Advisory Team had a semiannual meeting at Spring Mill State Park on June 6. Twenty five people attended, including funded partners, consultants, advisory team members, and guests. Progress on work plan issues and future plans were discussed.

Submitted by Paul Jones

Indiana AgrAbility was an exhibitor at the 2012 Purdue Caregiver Fair. The fair is open to Purdue staff as well as the public and had over 60 exhibitors offering such services as caregiver support, home modification services, nursing home and assisted living information, disease and condition information, and wellness information. Over 300 attended the event this year.

Submitted by Steve Swain