"Planting a hopeful future... one seed at a time"

New Montgomery County Local Food Guide Brochure

Sustainable Initiatives launched a new brochure this spring for the Montgomery County Local Food Guide.  

Graphic designer Candace Watson developed an eye appealing brochure that directs county residents and visitors to our comprehensive directory of area vendors.  Popular “Real Food” columnist, Helen Hudson, wrote the welcoming paragraph, “Come to Our Table.”

This project was made possible by a Montgomery County Community Foundation board member grant and Hoosier Heartland State Bank. SI is grateful to these two community agencies that are helping to provide access to locally-sourced, healthy food and the family-owned businesses who provide it.

Pictured left to right are SI's two project sponsors Cheryl Keim (Standing in for MCCF board member Tony Cosenza), Trent Smaltz, Hoosier Heartland State Bank, SI board members, Lali Hess, Sue Lucas, Adam Moody, project team members, Helen Hudson &  Candace Watson at SI's Spring open house held at the Tannenbaum Cultural Center on April 30th, 2015.

Copies of the brochure are available upon request.  See our Contact page for more information.


2015 Community Garden Season

Crawfordsville Community Garden

For more information check out our Community Garden page.

Applications for the 2016 season will soon be available.

Crawfordsville’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan


Stay updated on Crawfordsville’s

Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan.

Read how SI is helping to support this long
range vision for our community

Montgomery County Rain Barrel Promotion

Montgomery County Rain Barrel Program

SI has distributed 74 rain barrels since 2013 through the Great American Rain Barrel Community Program.  That is over 42,000 gallons of rainwater saved.  

Check back early 2016 for the next opportunity to purchase yours.  

Learn more about the program


First launch of the "Ian Hudson Recycling Project" a Success

Sustainable Initiatives enlisted local partners to install the first-ever public recycling containers on the streets of downtown Crawfordsville.

Learn the heart-warming story behind the photo on the left and of how this project went from vision to reality to ongoing opportunity.

Proof once again that small seeds can make a big difference.




Using Art as Advocacy 

Art has historically been used as a creative means of stimulating dialogues both external and internal.  Across the spectrum, it can enable the opportunity to celebrate what we value or, contemplate perspectives different from our own in a non-confrontational way.  Sometimes a piece simply provides the playful nudge that makes it a little easier to join the conversation and be open to new ideas.

SI enjoys working closely with local artists to help gently encourage an atmosphere friendly towards environmental wellness.  Read about three recent projects that were used to advocate for quality of life improvements in our community.



Contact Information

For more information about Sustainable Initiatives and ways to get involved, contact us.  
Help us create awareness and encourage participation for a hopeful future here in Montgomery County. 

Email: Info@sustainmc.org