Women Like Us Foundation supports women who are making a difference for humanity and specifically women who have created charities that we believe are meaningful and impactful in making the world a better place for all of us. Laura Henderson is one of those women. Listen to her interview on Women of Focus, WFYI Public Radio. Hosted by Jill Ditmire. She's nourishing bodies and souls in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Growing Places Indy was launched by Laura Henderson, executive director, in 2009 and gained 501c3 status in 2012. In 2009, the director of White River State Park reached out to Laura and her family to start a vegetable garden. There was no specific vision or plan, but there was a space available for the endeavor in Indianapolis. Laura saw the opportunity to use the high-profile location to engage the community in conversations about food, where it comes from, farming practices and our food system. In the first year of the operation, she also recognized for more vegetable farmers to serve the Central Indiana market. This prompted her to imagine using her Slow Food Garden in White River State Park as a training ground for future urban farmers.
Watch for Laura's story in the upcoming Women Like Us Book due out Spring, 2016.