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Rachel Lowry
Board of Directors

What is unique about Soul Food Project Indy?

Danielle, of course! It takes a special type of person to start, run, and grow a successful farming enterprise while also spending time educating and being a positive role model for youth. The ever-growing community around Soul Food Project is joyous, hardworking, and caring because that is who Danielle is.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Why?

Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip. Partly because it’s delicious and partly because of the memories. There was a Graeter’s in walking/biking distance of the house I grew up in, so my family would bike there for ice cream on a hot summer’s day. And it’s a great combo of fruit and chocolate; Graeter’s chocolate chunks are the best!

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Sara Niccuum
Board of Directors

What is unique about Soul Food Project Indy?

Flexibility to serve community, while staying dedicated to mission.

What makes our mission meaningful to you?

Creating tangible healthy food access for residents.

In your opinion, why is networking and being a part of your community vital for the success of a small business and/or organization?

Urban agriculture and small urban business relies on connections for marketing and reaching customers to remain sustainable.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Why?

Moose tracks, don’t have to choose between choc/peanut butter/fudge.

What is your favorite holiday? Why?

Thanksgiving.  Family and the best food, plus no gift pressure.

More Affiliations:

Indianapolis Division of Community Nutrition and Food Policy

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Adrienne Wagner
Board of Directors

What is unique about Soul Food Project Indy?

The most genuinely unique thing about Soul Food Project is that it is born, built, and expanding in the middle of the neighborhoods that it serves, and that creates a mutually beneficial relationship with the surrounding area. Soul Food Project not only grows food, but also relationships, opportunity, and community. 

What makes our mission meaningful to you? 

At Soul Food Project, “urban farming” isn’t a hashtag - it is a real way to bring real food to real people that could benefit from this skill set. 

In your opinion, why is networking and being a part of your community vital for the success of a small business and/or organization? 

Very little is ever achieved alone. If you want the change to be sustained, it has to both come from, and be woven into the community it was meant to serve. 

What is your favorite board game? Why?

My partner and I love to play chess every week - we are both bad, but we don’t care and enjoy the game anyway. 

More Affiliations:

Community Mushroom Educator Network, Hoosier Mushroom Society, Growing Places Indy, Middle West Mushroom (my new mushroom company)!

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Leonardo Colon
Board of Directors

What is unique about Soul Food Project Indy?

Revamping local land for the good of the community by the community.

What makes our mission meaningful to you?

As a food producer, I value the use of local ingredients and the care, quality, and education that comes with using an urban food grower.

In your opinion, why is networking and being a part of your community vital for the success of a small business and/or organization?

Networking IS highly crucial!None of us will be here without our local community, even if we realize it or not.It is better to experience with one another and along that preface doors could be opened that we could not even imagine! :-)

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Why?

If I am forced to choose solely one, then cookie dough.  It’s like having the best of both worlds in a cookie and ice cream.

More Affiliations: 

Conscious Caring Community, Positivity Bomb