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Annual TURN Festival: Transforming Urban Neighborhoods

Sep 02, 2016 09:45PM

The TURN Festival, presented by the Paramount School of Excellence and Community Health Network, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 1 at the Paramount School Farm on the Near East side. TURN is an annual celebration for transforming urban neighborhoods. The festival highlights Paramount School of Excellence’s educational progress in urban farming, ecology, green initiatives and community outreach.

This day-long event focuses on urban sustainability and healthier lifestyle practices with 50-plus hands-on demonstrations, exhibits, information booths, interactive activities for children, music and food. Topics for the festival include food, farming, health and the environment. Sessions will be available on urban homesteading, food preservation and healthy cooking. The festival’s keynote speaker set for 10 a.m., is Chris Baggott of Tyner Pond Farm.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Paramount’s urban farm, environmental education and summer S.T.E.A.M. (Success Through Education Agriculture and Mentoring) programs.

Admission: Free. Location: 3020 Nowland Ave., Indianapolis. For more information, call 317-775- 6660 or visit


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