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High School Students To Spearhead Organic Farm

Community, education and healthier food choices are at the center of a new urban garden planned for Indianapolis' northeast side.
"The students will then have this as their actual hands-on laboratory, working the farm, and then they'll have a farmers market, too."
- Naeemah Jackson, DCDC deputy director

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High School Students To Spearhead Organic Farm

Source: The INDY Channel, Sun November 08, 2009
Community, education and healthier food choices are at the center of a new urban garden planned for Indianapolis' northeast side.

Feds designate $320 million to improve Mississippi River water quality

Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune, Wed September 30, 2009
The river that begins as a trickle in Itasca State Park in Minnesota and ends 2,350 miles later at the Gulf of Mexico will get a $320 million infusion from the federal government to improve water quality.

Housing Boom: Habitat for Humanity gets $100M Gift

Source: NBC News, Fri May 15, 2009
The housing market may be sputtering, but Habitat for Humanity is getting a $100 million jolt.

Upside of a downturn: Dropouts drop back in

Source: MSNBC, Mon April 27, 2009
Grades in the gutter, cutting classes, expelled from Elkhart Central High School for fighting: Yamilette Colon was as close to becoming a dropout as a ninth-grader can get.

Mystery donors give $45 million to colleges

Source: MSNBC, Fri April 24, 2009
A mystery is unfolding in the world of college fundraising: During the past few weeks, at least eight universities have received gifts totaling nearly $45 million, and the schools had to promise not to try to find out the giver's identity.

Traffic deaths decline as more people are buckling up

Source: Consumer Reports, Thu April 09, 2009
It’s becoming increasingly safer on the roads.

Dog rescued from icy White River gets new home

Source: MSNBC, Mon March 09, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - Biscuit, the two-year-old Great Pyrenees pulled from the ice on the White River in January has a new home.

Mystery $500 tip means big night at the prom: Teen was selling newspapers

Source: MSNBC, Fri March 28, 2008
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - An 18-year-old in Indiana will have the prom night she was dreaming of, thanks to a mystery man's Easter tip.

Knitters Dress Up Trees for Public Art

Source: Associated Press, Tue March 11, 2008
Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA - No, that's not a hallucination. That pear tree is wearing a sweater.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

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