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5 Reasons I’m Excited for the Fall Plant Sale

The mornings are cooler.  Kids are back to school.  Indianapolis Cultural Trail Fall Plant Sale cultivated by Milhaus.  All signs that summer is winding down and fall is approaching. While the end of summer brings mixed emotions, the Fall Plant Sale is nothing but excitement for me. Here are the 5 things I am most […]

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Fall Plant Sale – Cultivated by Milhaus

We truly apprecaite our friends along the Trail at Milhaus for all they do to support the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick. From participating in our Spring Clean for the past 6+ years and supporting our Fall Plant Sale for 2 years now, we cannot say thank you enough! They […]

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Fellowship Reflection #1 – Luis

We all know starting something new can have it’s challenges but our fellows have truly hit the ground running. They’ve been hard at work on research to better understand the spaces and our team. Each month, we’ll check in with the fellows to learn more about how things are going for them. We’ll hear about […]

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Meet our Public Space Fellow: Kendall

We’re excited to welcome our first two Public Space Fellows to the team! They will spend the next six months focused on developing activities and partnerships in Lugar Plaza, the Downtown Canal, and Georgia Street, while working to make downtown Indianapolis and the Cultural Trail more interactive, inclusive, and accessible to all. Read on to […]

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Meet our Public Space Fellow: Luis

We’re excited to welcome our first two Public Space Fellows to the team! They will spend the next six months focused on developing activities and partnerships in Lugar Plaza, the Downtown Canal, and Georgia Street, while working to make downtown Indianapolis and the Cultural Trail more interactive, inclusive, and accessible to all. Read on to […]

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Staff Feature: Joshua Tharp’s Favorite Biking Spots

Pacers Bikeshare Director of Operations and seasoned rider, Joshua Tharp shares his unique perspective on biking in the city. Where do you ride your bike? The short answer is anywhere that I can. The more detailed answer involves a bit of theory. For me, the most pleasant place to ride usually involves feeling secure and […]

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Meet our Horticulture Intern: Josie

We are so thrilled to have our Horticulture Intern, Josie, join us this summer to work with our operations team and keep our gardens looking beautiful! Take a minute to learn more about Josie.  What school do you attend? Purdue University Major? Public Horticulture What are you most looking forward to during your internship? I […]

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Apply Now: Looking for the Inaugural Public Space Fellowship Cohort

By Kären Haley Executive Director, Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc.   The Indianapolis Cultural Trail Public Space Fellowship is inspired by a similar fellowship launched by The Bentway, a linear park created underneath an interstate in Toronto, Canada. We became familiar with The Bentway and got to know their two amazing leaders and program staff through […]

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New on the Canal – Natural Play Logs

We’ve added a few new pieces to the Vermont Street Plaza so you can make the space whatever you can imagine. Repurposed logs and tree stumps are scattered in the lawn and can be arranged to fit your needs.We’re all looking for an outdoor spot to safely gather with others or a sunny spot to […]

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Lunch and Learn Series – Stormwater Planters

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager Stormwater planters are an element of outdoor landscape that are often overlooked or misunderstood. In this week’s Lunch and Learn, we dug into the nitty gritty of why stormwater planters are critical to our city’s infrastructure. What are they? Stormwater planters, also called rain gardens or bioswales, are a type […]

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