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IU Northwest Community Garden: Advisory Board

A catalyst for growth, the IU Northwest Community Garden collaboratively builds capacity and connections.

Garden Advisory Board

The Garden Advisory Board, which is comprised of community members, students, faculty, and staff, strives to grow and maintain a viable community garden that serves the needs of the university and the community. The Garden Advisory Board meetings are open to the public and occur at 12:00pm on the third Monday of each month, except for Holidays.

Meeting Schedule

2020 Meeting Schedule

  • Monday, January 27 at 12:00 pm
    • CURE Community Space (Library, second floor)
  • Monday, February 17 at 12:00 pm
    • CURE Community Space (Library, second floor)
  • Monday, March 23 at 12:00 pm
    • Zoom meeting
  • Monday, April 20 at 12:00 pm
    • Zoom meeting
  • Monday, May 18 at 12:00 pm
    • Zoom meeting
  • Monday, June 15 at 12:00 pm
    • Zoom meeting
  • Monday, July 20 at 12:00 pm
    • Zoom meeting - contact Amanda Smith at if you would like to join the meeting

2020 Meeting Agendas and Summaries

2019 Meeting Agendas and Summaries

2018 Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Advisory Board Members

Community Representatives

Brittany Christian
Marty Henderson
  • Pastor, Peace Baptist Church in Gary
Kenneth Kelley
  • Pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church in Gary
Ibrahim Zabaneh
  • Vice President, Medical Affairs, Franciscan Health Dyer, Hammond, and Munster

Higher Education Partner Representatives

Louis Fadel
  • Assistant Professor, Ivy Tech Community College
‚ÄčErin Sherrow-Hayse
  • Community Wellness Coordinator, Purdue Nutrition Education Program (NEP)
IUN Faculty Representatives
Vickey Olds Sultzman
  • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work at IUN
Lori Vinson
  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Education at IUN

IUN Staff Representatives

Missy Borter
  • User Support Services Specialist, University Information Technology Services at IUN

IUN Student Representatives

Ruth Osborne
  • Student, IU School of Medicine - Gary


IU Northwest Community Garden

IU Northwest Community Garden

Located on the corner of 35th and Washington, across from the Anderson Library