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Mar

29

Sun

Sun, Mar 29, 2020 3:00 PM - Sun, Mar 29, 2020 7:00 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/indyvegfest

**We are bringing Indy VegFest to you!**

All you need is an internet connection, and a computer or mobile device.

WHY:
We were obviously disappointed about having to cancel the 2020 Indy VegFest, and as the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives in different ways, we really want to give people an opportunity to connect to one another, and perhaps something to look forward to during this difficult time. So, for the first time, Indy VegFest is going VIRTUAL.

WHEN:
The Indy VegFest Virtual Event will be Sunday, March 29th from 3-7 pm Eastern Time.

WHO:
Presenters include:

Ellen Jaffe Jones-Author & Personal Trainer

Jon Camp, Senior Officer, Community Engagement for The Humane League
Sweattboxx Wellness Center

Breathing Space Yoga + Meditation

Kanda Farm Sanctuary

Quiana Quarles with Black Vegan Fest Indy

and more to come!

HOW:
We are using the Facebook event that was already set up, and we will have a schedule of speakers, presentations, demonstrations .. and a virtual sanctuary tour! Each speaker will start a live feed in the Facebook event. This will allow participants to ‘choose your own adventure.’ Tune into the presentations that you want to view live, and then if there are some that you miss, they can be accessed later. All live feeds will be archived on the event page.

In addition, the vendors signed up for the 2020 event will be posting and sharing information about their businesses and organizations, including specials, promotions, and information about how you can support them during this challenging time for small businesses.

We will be posting about some contests and drawings for participants throughout the virtual event.
Participation is easy: just tune in by opening THIS EVENT on Sunday at 3 pm. Keep refreshing your browser to see announcements from us and posts from vendors. As long as you’ve RSVP’d, you should receive a notification when a presenter starts their live feed.

Our organization is entirely run by volunteers. A contribution of any amount helps, and donations are tax-deductible. (Tax ID #36-4846853)


Tags: Indy VegFest, online, vegan, vegetarian, shop local, animal rights
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Feb

22

Sat

Sat, Feb 22, 2020 11:00 AM - Sat, Feb 22, 2020 9:00 PM @ 10th Street Diner

SAVE THE DATE: Eat Great Food and Support FIDO

FIDO will be holding a Dine-and-Donate event at the 10th Street Diner soon. This place serves great plant-based comfort food. We’re telling you … it’s all good there.

Here’s the scoop:

Where:
10th Street Diner
3301 E 10th Street, Indy, 46201
(463) 221-1255

When:
Saturday, Feb 22
11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Just present our event flyer (to be posted closer to the date) and FIDO will receive 10% of the total amount you spend. Dine-in or Carry-out

Look for another post closer to the date. We hope to see you there.


Tags: vegan, nonprofit, social justice, benefit, FIDO (Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside)
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Feb

14

Fri

Fri, Feb 14, 2020 6:00 PM - Fri, Feb 14, 2020 10:00 PM @ Three Carrots Fountain Square

Treat your Valentine right with some vegan hotness. Call (463)221-3669 to make a reservation.

Course 1: Shared Cheese Plate (GF option available)

Course 2: Choice of:
Acorn squash galette
OR
Sweet potato bisque (GF)

Course 3 Choose of:
Eggplant and shitake bordelaise, roasted carrots, creamy polenta, tofu crisps (GF)

Or
Seitan steaks, smashed potatoes, creamed spinach, cherry and red wine reduction

Dessert:
Choice of:
Apple crisp with five spice ice cream (GF)
OR
Chocolate cheese cake with bourbon macerated cherries

Just $70 for a couple. Taxes, tip and beverages not included. Reservations are available from 6-9:40 pm. Simply call us (anytime from 3 to 6 PM) or stop in at the bar and reserve your seat. It’s gonna be sexxxxxy!


Tags: valentine’s day dinner, vegan, social justice
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Feb

01

Sat

Sat, Feb 01, 2020 12:00 PM - Sat, Feb 01, 2020 1:30 PM @ Monroe County Public Library

Join our first potluck of the year and share your favorite new recipe! We’ll be in room 2A at the Monroe County Public Library (303 E. Kirkwood).

We don’t do lunchtime potlucks often but here it is! As January comes to a close, did you try any new recipes during Veganuary? Bring your new favorite to share!

Please Bring:

– a *vegan* dish and/or dessert to share plus serving utensil. Non-vegans are welcome to attend, but all food should be vegan (strictly plant-based): free of meat, fish, dairy milk, eggs, honey and other animal derived products. Not much of a cook? No worries, something store-bought is fine

– reusable place setting and beverage cup for yourself

This sounds great but where do I find vegan recipes?

Check out MCPL’s huge selection of vegan cookbooks or try some of our favorite recipe websites:

http://www.isachandra.com/recipes/

https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/

https://veganyackattack.com/recipes/

https://www.veganricha.com/category/popular

https://www.nomeatathlete.com/recipes/

https://www.bonappetit.com/gallery/vegan-dinner-recipes-that-we-just-love

http://www.mississippivegan.com/

Safer Spaces

All BloomingVeg events follow our Safer Spaces guidelines. By attending, you agree to follow these guidelines. https://www.bloomingveg.org/safer-spaces/


Tags: BloomingVeg, vegan, Bloomington, lunchtime
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Jan

13

Mon

Mon, Jan 13, 2020 11:00 AM - Mon, Jan 13, 2020 10:00 PM @ Union Jack Pub-Broad Ripple

If you haven’t already heard the amazing news — Indy VegFest is expanding to more of a regional event and will be at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse this year!

It’s a true testament to the efforts of their amazing organizers and volunteers and the obvious passion for a vegan lifestyle.

Please help us in supporting their mission to educate the public about the compassionate, environmental, and health facets of a vegan lifestyle.

We are so proud to support this incredible cause.


Tags: Indy VegFest, Fundraiser, Vegan, Vegetarian, nonprofit, social justice, dine for a cause
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Dec

08

Sun

Sun, Dec 08, 2019 12:00 PM - Sun, Dec 08, 2019 4:00 PM @ Biltwell Event Center

The Indy VegFest Winter Market is Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, from Noon to 4pm. The event is FREE and open to ALL.

Merchants will sell vegan and cruelty-free products such as apparel, body care, home decor, household items, and prepackaged vegan food — perfect for gifting! Food vendors will be serving up some of the best vegan eats in the Midwest!

CASH AND CREDIT: All merchants and vendors will accept credit cards and cash.

PARKING: Several free onsite parking spaces will be available to event attendees. Free parking is also available at Edison School and the field across the street from the Biltwell Event Center. There will be handicapped parking spots reserved onsite.

COST: This event is free, and donations are appreciated. All donations will benefit the 2020 Indy VegFest.

For more information on Indy VegFest or to learn how to get involved, visit www.indyvegfest.com.

VENDORS: The winter market features more than 50 small businesses from throughout the Midwest.
*Vendor slots are full and applications are closed.*

Aahaa Chai
Amazing Hazel’s
Anchor Health Chiropractic
Apricot Sun
Arbonne International
Batch No. 2
Be Me Butters & Oils
Big Eye Beauty Soapery
Black Mama Vegan
Body Eclectic Skin Care
BooYah Shrubs
Breathing Space Yoga + Meditation
BRICS
Chao Vietnamese Street Food
Chiro 1st Chiropractic
Corey McDaniel/The Food Architect
Crossroads Kombucha
Dr. Herbal Organic & Vegan Hair Care
Dragonwood LLC
Earth Circle Creations
Envision Positive
Eskenazi Health
Essential Wellbeings Llc.
FLO
Frangipani Body Products
Freya’s Chariot LLC
Global Gifts
Harm Less Threads
Herbal Kindness
Imperfect Foods
Indy Artsy
Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis
Kanda Farm Sanctuary
Love is Vegan
Maria’s Candles and More
Mrs.Murry’s Naturals
North Coast Organics
Norwex
nZuri Means Beautiful Natural Skincare
Renewal By Andersen Of Indiana
Sammy Saves the Earth
Savery Vegan Grill
Sea Salt and Cinnamon
Sherry’s Custom Crochet
Soak Your Soul
Sochatti, LLC
SteMartaen
The 715 Company, LLP
The Cultured Vegan
The Healthy Food Cafe
The Rooted Scales LLC
The Vegan Cheese Lady
Upcycleforearth


Tags: Vegan, Vegetarian, VegFest, Winter Market, Shop Local, Animal Rights, Holiday Shopping
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Nov

30

Sat

Sat, Nov 30, 2019 8:00 AM - Sat, Nov 30, 2019 11:30 PM @ Discover Fountain Square

**This day is all about promoting small business, so tell all your friends and make it a competition to see who can get the most stamps!**

16 businesses in Fountain Square and Fletcher Place have partnered up for Small Business Saturday so you can have a chance to win a prize worth $853! All you have to do is support 8 of the following businesses on 11/30/19 to be entered to win:

Lift Therapeutic Massage
Amelia’s
Chilly Water
Wildwood Market
ReCraft
Fountain Square Yoga
Thunderbird
Era Pilates
ONATAH, Spellsisters
Howl + Hide Supply
Litterally Divine Chocolate
Turchetti’s Butcher Shop & Meat Market
Zodiac Vintage
Square Cat Vinyl
Three Carrots

Grab a passport at the first place you make a purchase on November 30th. Get at least 8 stamps by shopping at 7 more spots to be entered to win! Surrender your passport to the last business you visit on 11/30. *ask an employee for details.


Tags: Shop Local, Small Business Saturday, Discover Fountain Square, Vegan, Independent
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Nov

02

Sat

Sat, Nov 02, 2019 12:30 PM - Sat, Nov 02, 2019 4:00 PM @ Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (People, Earth, and Animals in Kinship)

PEAKsgiving is our annual gratitude gala! This year will be the second PEAKsgiving in Freedom. The backdrop of the rolling hills and all the fall leaves will be stunning.

The day includes a full vegan spread catered by Sea Salt and Cinnamon out of Muncie, IN.

The best part of the day, is by far, our residents enjoying so many pumpkins!

More info to come soon!


Tags: PEAKsgiving, vegan Thanksgiving, Uplands PEAK Farm Animal Sanctuary
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Oct

31

Thu

Thu, Oct 31, 2019 6:00 PM - Thu, Oct 31, 2019 9:00 PM @ Apna Kitchen Indian Restaurant

Apna Kitchen, formerly Spice Nation, is offering us a totally vegan buffet including vegan tea, dosas, fruit, dessert and much more. The owner is excited to offer this buffet geared to our community. The food was a little spicy in the beginning, but I spoke with the chef and it will now be toned down for us. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns I can pass along because the owner and chef are really trying to please us. The owner said that we can order off the menu anything that you feel is missing and they will bring that dish to the table. You can also let me know prior to the Meetup what dishes you would like on the buffet and I will pass the info onto him so he will include them. Price is now $10.99.


Tags: Vegan, Vegetarian, Spice Nation, Indian cuisine, Apna Kitchen, Indianapolis Veggie Meetup Group
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Oct

20

Sun

Sun, Oct 20, 2019 12:00 PM - Sun, Oct 20, 2019 2:30 PM @ Glendale Branch | Indianapolis Public Library

Join us for another whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) pitch-in on Sunday, October 20! A WFPB diet promotes good health. Please bring a dish for the pitch-in that is free from all animal products (100% vegan) and contains no oil. Some salt and sweetener is fine. Please also bring a copy of your recipe or a list of the ingredients used in your dish.

Because this Meetup is 100% vegan, all dishes should contain NO animals or animal products (no honey, no dairy, no eggs, no gelatin, no animals, no animal byproducts).

For recipe ideas, check out thevegan8.com, straightupfood.com, or happyherbivore.com.

Are you interested in attending, but aren’t sure what to bring to a WFPB, no-oil Meetup? Just bring yourself and we will share food and ideas with you! But don’t forget to RSVP that you are going, so we know how many people to expect.

Want more information on a WFPB diet? Watch Forks Over Knives (available on Netflix) and PlantPure Nation (now available on YouTube). Also check out the work of Dr. Michael Greger, M.D. (NutritionFacts.org), Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D. (Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease), Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. (The China Study), Dr. John McDougall, M.D. (DrMcDougall.com and several books), and Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D. (PCRM.org and many books).

See you in October!


Tags: vegan, whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) pitch-in, Glendale Library, The Indianapolis Veggie Meetup Group
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Oct

17

Thu

Thu, Oct 17, 2019 8:00 AM - Thu, Oct 31, 2019 8:00 AM @ https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=1608

2019 PEAK Online Auction! This is a part of our end of year fundraising for the everyday cost of operating a farmed animal sanctuary. The Auction will commence live at our event, PEAKsgiving VI, on Nov. 2nd, at 3:30PM. Winners will be announced afterwards. You do not have to be present at the event to win. We will send you an invoice following the event, if you win.

** Help us raise vital funds by sharing this on-line auction with your pals! **

Thank you to all the amazing organizations and individuals that donated and created beautiful arts and crafts for the care of our residents.

Uplands PEAK Sanctuary exclusively rescues, advocates for, and provides lifelong sanctuary to farmed animals like pigs, cows, goats, turkeys, and chickens. Just last year we moved to a 105+ acre farm in Freedom, IN. This year, we’ve taken in 10 new rescues that will live out their lives at the sanctuary receiving individualized care and love for the rest of their days.


Tags: 2019 PEAK Online Auction, Uplands PEAK Farm Animal Sanctuary, nonprofit, benefit, vegan
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Oct

12

Sat

Sat, Oct 12, 2019 10:45 AM - Sat, Oct 12, 2019 3:00 PM @ Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (People, Earth, and Animals in Kinship)

Join us for a lovely afternoon in Freedom! These are held monthly and you must RSVP!

These events are a great way to meet others in the PEAK community, be of service to animals, and be a part of building PEAK 5.0. We celebrate our 1 year anniversary in our new property in April.

We’ll spend some time, in the beginning, connecting and grounding, work on a few projects, enjoy a variety of vegan dishes, and meet a few residents.

Each Workday we’ll have a list of possible projects depending on priorities and weathers. Tasks include things like painting, trimming bushes, mowing, scooping poop, and more.

You will need to reserve your spot, as we limit the size to 10 each month.

Once you’ve signed up you’ll receive a reminder email Thursday before the workday with weather/info updates too.

Email: [email protected]


Tags: Uplands PEAK, Farm Animals, October PEAK Workday and Potluck, nonprofit, vegan, volunteering, 2019, vegan
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Oct

04

Fri

Fri, Oct 04, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Oct 04, 2019 9:00 PM @ Fletcher Place Arts

Indy VegFest is hosting a bake sale on Friday, October 4 from 6-9 pm at Fletcher Place Arts, 642 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN.

All proceeds will benefit Border Kindness, a nonprofit that provides migrants, refugees, and the displaced with comprehensive services such as food, shelter, clothing and medical care. Learn more about Border Kindness at https://borderkindness.org/

All baked goods will be vegan. Gluten-free options will be available. There will also be beverages available for purchase.

If you’re able to provide baked goods for the sale, please contact Indy VegFest at [email protected]


Tags: Vegan, Indy VegFest, Vegan Bake Sale, benefit, nonprofit, Border Kindness
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Sep

29

Sun

Sun, Sep 29, 2019 10:30 AM - Sun, Sep 29, 2019 3:15 PM @ Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (People, Earth, and Animals in Kinship)

Join us for our monthly educational tours! You must reserve a spot on-line, space is limited. Uplands PEAK is located in Freedom, Indiana. There are 3 tour times each month.

10:30 AM-11:45 AM 12:15 PM-1:30 PM 2:00 PM-3:15 PM

Ticket Info: http://uplandspeaksanctuary.org/visit/

PEAK educational tours last about and hour and 15 minutes. The tours are guided by the Co-Founders, Mark and Michelle Pruitt. You will go into some animal pastures, barns, coops, etc. During a tour you will learn about our residents’ rescues stories, personalities, and more. We also provide information about standard practices in the animal agriculture industry. After a tour you are welcome to walk the property paths, around the fences, sit by the pond or the picnic tables.

Our newly renovated Gift Shop/Community Lounge offers PEAK merch, reading materials, vegetarian starter kits, beverages and snacks.

Please note: Our residents interact with guests on their terms and we expect that all visitors respect their preferences and personal space. This is their home and their needs come first. We reserve the right to adapt the tour as we deem necessary based on resident health, concerns, and or weather!

Closed-toed shoes are required for tours. Please keep in mind this is a farm, there is dirt, mud, and poop! Some pastures are bumpy, dusty, etc. Be prepared for walking!

If you are making it a day trip 10-20 minutes away:
McCormick Creek State Park
Civilian Corporation Brewery (vegan options)

In Bloomington, 30 minutes away:
The Owlery Restaurant (vegetarian restaurant)
Rainbow Bakery (all vegan)


Tags: Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (People, Earth, and Animals in Kinship), Farmed Animal Sanctuary Tour, vegan
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Sep

28

Sat

Sat, Sep 28, 2019 10:30 AM - Sat, Sep 28, 2019 3:15 PM @ Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (People, Earth, and Animals in Kinship)

Join us for our monthly educational tours! You must reserve a spot on-line, space is limited. Uplands PEAK is located in Freedom, Indiana. There are 3 tour times each month.

10:30 AM-11:45 AM 12:15 PM-1:30 PM 2:00 PM-3:15 PM

Ticket Info: http://uplandspeaksanctuary.org/visit/

PEAK educational tours last about and hour and 15 minutes. The tours are guided by the Co-Founders, Mark and Michelle Pruitt. You will go into some animal pastures, barns, coops, etc. During a tour you will learn about our residents’ rescues stories, personalities, and more. We also provide information about standard practices in the animal agriculture industry. After a tour you are welcome to walk the property paths, around the fences, sit by the pond or the picnic tables.

Our newly renovated Gift Shop/Community Lounge offers PEAK merch, reading materials, vegetarian starter kits, beverages and snacks.

Please note: Our residents interact with guests on their terms and we expect that all visitors respect their preferences and personal space. This is their home and their needs come first. We reserve the right to adapt the tour as we deem necessary based on resident health, concerns, and or weather!

Closed-toed shoes are required for tours. Please keep in mind this is a farm, there is dirt, mud, and poop! Some pastures are bumpy, dusty, etc. Be prepared for walking!

If you are making it a day trip 10-20 minutes away:
McCormick Creek State Park
Civilian Corporation Brewery (vegan options)

In Bloomington, 30 minutes away:
The Owlery Restaurant (vegetarian restaurant)
Rainbow Bakery (all vegan)


Tags: Uplands PEAK, Farm Animals, Farm Tour, Farm Visiting Day, nonprofit, volunteering, 2019, vegan
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Sep

26

Thu

Thu, Sep 26, 2019 6:00 PM - Thu, Sep 26, 2019 9:00 PM @ Apna Kitchen Indian Restaurant

Apna Kitchen, formerly Spice Nation, is offering us a totally vegan buffet including vegan tea, dosas, fruit, dessert and much more. The owner is excited to offer this buffet geared to our community. The food was a little spicy in the beginning, but I spoke with the chef and it will now be toned down for us. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns I can pass along because the owner and chef are really trying to please us. The owner said that we can order off the menu anything that you feel is missing and they will bring that dish to the table. You can also let me know prior to the Meetup what dishes you would like on the buffet and I will pass the info onto him so he will include them. Price is now $10.99.


Tags: vegan, spicy, Indian cuisine, Indianapolis Veggie Meetup Group, Meetup
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Sep

22

Sun

Sun, Sep 22, 2019 2:15 PM - Sun, Sep 22, 2019 4:45 PM @ Green Lotus Therapeutics

Hello friend! We welcome you to join the rest of the Indy tribe on the half moon a day before the autumnal equinox – ( representing balance and tipping point ) – into in the first ever Co-Ed Purple Tent Gathering. We will gather in the sacred space at Green Lotus Therapeutics and share time going deep in meditation, song, spirit, and community.

Join us in the spirit of Love, and bring drum circle instruments to play, along with Vegan snacks or side dishes to share; if you want to bring a dish to share and enjoy the potluck then please bring your plates and silverware & there is a sink and kitchen that will be cleaner than we found it 🙂 .

Also bring a sacred object of your choice to place on the altar during the gathering, to bless and be blessed by the space, and to take back home with you when we depart.

~Come as you are~
Here is the the flow for the afternoon:
2:00pm – 2:22 pm – Gathering, Smudging, Cleansing
Honor Directions
Opening the Circle – Group Om, Breath Release, Laughter Therapy
Ancestor Spiral
Talking Stick Circle
Light Filled Meditation
Tribe singing
Drumming and pitch in Vegan food
4:44 pm Wrap up and closing


Tags: Co-Ed Purple Tent Gathering, Green Lotus Therapeutics, meditation, song, spirit, and community, drum circle, Vegan
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Sep

14

Sat

Sat, Sep 14, 2019 10:45 AM - Sat, Sep 14, 2019 3:00 PM @ Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (People, Earth, and Animals in Kinship)

Join us for a lovely afternoon in Freedom! These are held monthly and you must RSVP!

These events are a great way to meet others in the PEAK community, be of service to animals, and be a part of building PEAK 5.0. We celebrate our 1 year anniversary in our new property in April.

We’ll spend some time, in the beginning, connecting and grounding, work on a few projects, enjoy a variety of vegan dishes, and meet a few residents.

Each Workday we’ll have a list of possible projects depending on priorities and weathers. Tasks include things like painting, trimming bushes, mowing, scooping poop, and more.

You will need to reserve your spot, as we limit the size to 10 each month.

Once you’ve signed up you’ll receive a reminder email Thursday before the workday with weather/info updates too.

Email: [email protected]


Tags: Uplands PEAK, Farm Animals, Visiting Day, Sanctuary, PEAK September Workday + Potluck, vegan
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Sep

10

Tue

Tue, Sep 10, 2019 6:30 PM - Tue, Sep 10, 2019 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Cooking vegan food is just as easy as what you’re familiar with already. This class will go over how to shop vegan as a key first step. Then we will move on to going over cooking in the kitchen! We will finish the class with how to substitute ingredients to make any meal vegan. Students will be sent home with some well-loved recipes. This is a discussion based class, with no actual cooking happening.

Meg loves making vegan lunches for their partner to take to work. They have 3 cats, but their favorite is a big black tomcat named Binx. Besides cooking, they love to knit and lift weights.

Barter Items: Magnets, children’s books, non perishable food to donate


Tags: vegan food, Cooking, workshop, How-To, Barter School Indy
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Sep

05

Thu

Thu, Sep 05, 2019 11:00 AM - Sun, Sep 08, 2019 11:00 PM @ Sage Valley

(Event Photo Credit: Phoebe Wahl)
We are excited to be hosting our very first gathering focused on celebrating family at Sage Valley! After a summer of fun and adventure, we will reunite before the slow-down of fall begins. Together we will get grounded, circle around the fire, laugh and play, and nurture the connections we’ve made- both old and new!

Sage Valley is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the Wabash River valley of southern Indiana. All proceeds will go into creating the event and growing the projects at Sage Valley. As an organization, Sage Valley operates as an education and events center as well as an eco-village. Donations of time, resources, or monetary energy beyond the suggested donation are deeply appreciated ♥

Suggested donation to camp for this entire event is on a sliding scale starting at a suggested $33 per adult, plus a suggested item to donate to Dharma Greens Vegan Kitchen (which provides free meals during the entire event). Day passes are available with a give-what-you-can donation. Children 15 years old and under require no admission donation. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. We do accept alternatives to monetary donations and our list of accepted items can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lXlLmt3BiOfK6FckOlQ8j5zSouwGEaDCURkqN_Mzivs/edit?usp=sharing

There will be co-creative workshops, drum circles, group meditation, live music, vending, sacred ritual and ceremony, community building projects, and much more!

FAQs

➸GATE HOURS

The gate will officially open at 11 am on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. Early entry will ONLY be allowed for registered and approved volunteers (see info below about volunteer opportunities). The gate will be closed at 9 pm each night to ensure safety. No entry into the event will be allowed after 9 pm. DRIVE SLOW when approaching the gate, the road is curvy at the gate entry and on a hill! No one will be allowed to enter without an admission donation and this can be done in advance or at the gate. Be sure to bring proof of your online donation if contributed in advance.

➸WHY MONETARY DONATION? WHY FOOD DONATION?

Sage Valley is a non-profit and an eco-village where people live. Admission and kitchen donation are required for entry to ensure we are all contributing to the collective.100% of the donations will go back into creating the most magical events we can now and in the future, as well as furthering charitable projects at Sage Valley. Hosting a gathering of this magnitude takes resources and funding. Our goal is to provide as much as we can and do it in a sustainable way. Donations can be made online and at the gate. If you find the suggested minimum donation unaffordable, there will be VOLUNTEER opportunities so that you may give back through service rather than monetary giving. We also encourage creative alternative donations for admission. A list of acceptable donation items can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lXlLmt3BiOfK6FckOlQ8j5zSouwGEaDCURkqN_Mzivs/edit?usp=sharing IMPORTANT NOTE: Everyone entering the event grounds will need a donation or volunteer position. Regardless of weather, changes to your schedule, personal choices, sickness, family emergencies or any other reason, all ONLINE DONATIONS ARE FINAL, 100% NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-RETURNABLE. By donating you understand & agree to all the information provided on the donation/ticket website. Tickets are however transferable & you are encouraged to gift your ticket if circumstances arise where you cannot make the event. See the sections about Volunteer Opportunities and Donation on the FAQs for more information.

➸DONATION

This event requires a MINIMUM sliding scale admission donation of $33 per person. While that entry fee will help make this event happen, any additional donations are joyously WELCOMED! We want to make this gathering as beautiful and healing as possible, but we need your help! Even if you cannot attend the event, you may still donate through the ticket website. If you find yourself in a position of abundance and feel called to share with the Tribe, we will put those funds to good use! In addition, if you wish to sponsor a particular project with materials or monetary contributions so you can directly see the results of your generosity, we will be forever grateful! Here are some projects needing funding: building more/better footbridges for trails, building onto the medicine wheel sacred fire, canopies or booth for gate entry, better solar lighting for gate entry, providing eco-friendly craft materials for kid village, feeding the masses with clean vegan whole foods, building a permanent workshop space, building a family table, building solar showers, roofing the dining space. If you wish to donate, you may do so on the ticket website by selecting the donate option or by donating at the gate. This event is powered by YOU!

➸VOLUNTEER

*If you wish to volunteer this year for admission and this is your first time, you must be able to arrive Wednesday for a brief volunteer orientation* Volunteer opportunities are always available for anyone who cannot afford the suggested minimum admission donation or who feel called to serve the Tribe. Registration form will be posted soon!

➸CAMPING, RVs & BUSES

This is a PRIMITIVE camping event with NO HOOKUPS or electric available. Sage Valley intends to remain off grid. There will be several camping areas designed to meet everyone’s needs and to create an intimate environment. There will be limited car camping available in some pasture areas for people who need or prefer that. There will be a family camping section next to the kid village. There will also be forest camping, but that will require gear to be hiked in. RVs and Buses will be allowed in the car camping sections. Please be aware that this is farm pasture terrain.

➸VENDORS

Come one and come all vending! We encourage vending of your DIY and homemade crafts, art, services, foods, and more! There is no fee but it is a first come, first serve vending space.

➸SECURITY & SAFETY

This is primarily a self-regulated event attendees are expected to speak out and stand up for what is right. Don’t be a jerk, bring good vibes, and always remember that LOVE is the answer. However, appointed Peace Keepers will be available throughout the event to ensure everyone’s safety. We take care of each other and strive to create a SAFE SPACE for all! Please be sure to respect each other and listen.

➸HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY

We will do everything we can to make this event accessible. There will be parking within walking distance from the main event area. However, the grounds are not designed for handicap accessibility. If you have any special needs to be considered, please reach out to the event organizers so that we may try our best to accommodate you. NOTE: The event grounds are typical of Indiana farm terrain. Trails & foot paths are often curvy, rough, grassy & hard to maneuver for some. Therefore we do not consider this land to be accessible for all.

➸LEAVE-NO-TRACE

This is a LEAVE-NO-TRACE event! It’s simple: leave the place you visit the same or better than you found it. Pack it in and pack it out. This property is a place where people live, treat it the way you would want others to treat your own home. If you see others not honoring the LEAVE-NO-TRACE motto take some time to explain to them why it’s important & nicely ask them to pick up after themselves. Recycle bins will be available, please be sure to use them! We ask that all trash brought onto the land is also carried off of the land. Trash removal costs us money, uses resources, energy, and time. Attendees found disrupting the natural beauty of the event farm will be removed from the grounds without refund, we are serious here folks!

➸EARTH FRIENDLY

Only biodegradable and earth friendly soaps, cleaners, and chemicals should be used at Sage Valley. Let us all be kind to the delicate eco-systems around us. Harmful chemicals can leach into the water systems surrounding us and create a ripple effect with a big impact.

➸SMOKING and TOBACCO USE

Cigarette butts should be properly disposed of and never left on the ground. Smoking should be done away from others and outside of any sacred spaces or family spaces. Ceremonial tobacco use is respectfully permitted within sacred spaces.

➸SACRED FIRE

The main sacred fire should be honored, cared for, and enjoyed with respect. Entry into this space should be mindful. Offerings to the fire are encouraged and permitted items include tobacco or other organic materials. Please do not cook at this fire or burn trash in it- there is a fire in the dining area that can accommodate these needs.

➸PETS

Sage Valley is not responsible for the care and well-being of pets. Pets will be allowed, but please be responsible. Take care of your pets, keep them safe, and don’t bring aggressive dogs. There are farm animals on the property, DO NOT allow pets to disturb the animals who call Sage Valley home. Pets must be up to date on veterinary care, leashed, and cared for at all times.

➸FAMILY AND KIDS

This gathering and Sage Valley is a very family and kid friendly space. There will be a family camping section and Kid Village will have many activities for children. Children age 15 and younger require no admission donation! Please be aware that we encourage freedom of expression at this event.

➸RULES & REGULATIONS

• BRING GOOD VIBES and LOVE

• NON-CEREMONIAL ALCOHOL USE IS DISCOURAGED

• NO ILLEGAL DRUGS

• DO NOT BE A JERK

• GLASS – don’t bring it unless you can be responsible

• NO FIREWORKS or explosives of any kind

• NO UNDERAGE alcohol consumption

• NO DRIVING around event grounds

• CAMPFIRES will only be allowed at camp sites that already have a fire pit. We encourage you to commune around our community fires.

• NO DUMPING OR LITTERING- take your trash with you!

• LEAVE-NO-TRACE & RECYCLE, pack it in and pack it out

• DO NOT CUT DOWN, HARM OR SCAR ANY STANDING TREES

• DO NOT VANDALIZE OR CAUSE DESTRUCTION TO ANYTHING

• RAIN or SHINE Event

• ONLINE DONATIONS/TICKETS ARE FINAL, non-refundable & non-returnable

• RESPECT the beauty of the land, please use recycling bins & consider your neighbors

• LISTEN TO & Respect all Attendees, Peace Keepers & Volunteers, your safety is our #1 concern

• ALL PERSONS BEHAVING IN AN ILLEGAL, OFFENSIVE OR DISORDERLY FASHION WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GROUNDS.

• BY ENTERING THE GROUNDS YOU AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS & CONDITIONS


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