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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 are currently run via Zoom. Meetings typically alternate between the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00am and the second Friday of the month at 3:00pm (full schedule listed below).

Meeting Schedule

2023 Advisory Board Meeting Schedule

If you are interested in attending an upcoming meeting, then email to request Zoom information for the meeting.

  • Friday, January 20 at 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 8 at 10:00 am
  • Friday, March 10 at 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 12 at 10:00 am
  • Friday, May 12 at 3:00 pm - Cancelled
  • Wednesday, June 14 at 10:00 am
  • Friday, July 14 at 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 9 at 10:00 am
  • Friday, September 8 at 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 11 at 10:00 am
  • Friday, November 10 at 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 am

2022 Meeting Agendas and Summaries

2021 Meeting Agendas and Summaries

2020 Meeting Agendas and Summaries

2019 Meeting Agendas and Summaries

2018 Meeting Agendas and Summaries

Advisory Board Members

Community Representatives

Damon Bazziel
  • Lake County Master Gardener and President of the Gary Food Council
Dolly Foster
  • Horticulturist

Higher Education Partner Representatives

Louis Fadel
  • Assistant Professor, Ivy Tech Community College
‚ÄčRebecca Koetz
  • Urban Ag Educator, Purdue Extension Lake County
IUN Faculty Representatives
Melynie Durham
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiologic Sciences Program at IUN
IUN Staff Representatives
Savannah Bennett
  • IUN STEM Center Coordinator
Shena Benus
  • IUN Student Support Services

IUN Student Representatives

Quen Deckbar
  • Medical Student, IU School of Medicine

IU Northwest Community Garden

IU Northwest Community Garden

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