The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) training is February 5 and 12 from 5:30 – 9 pm, and February 6 and 13 from 8 am – 4 pm at the Southeastern IN YMCA in Batesville. Prospective volunteers who want to aid children must fill out applications ahead of time. Information can be found at www.voicesforchildren.net or by calling Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children Executive Director Tonya Ruble-Richter at 812-599-2630 or emailing her at email@example.com.
The 10th Annual Food and Growers Conference for Producers, Gardeners, and Consumers will be held at the Batesville Intermediate School on Saturday, February 6 from 9 am – 3 pm (registration at 8:30 am). This year’s topic is “Nurturing Our Ecosystems,” and will cover topics such as soil and pollinator habitats, weed and pest control, raising heritage poultry, your body (food as medicine), and your farm as a thriving business. Speakers will include Cheryl Carter Jones from the Indiana Grown Commission and Local Growers Guild, Mac Stone from Kentucky Proud, Michele Colopy from the Pollinator Stewardship Council, and others. Catered lunch includes brick oven pizza made on site! Cost is $25 per person and $15 for each additional person in same household. RSVP requested: 812-212-5432 or Deanna_hookway@etczone.com. For more information on speakers and topics visit foodandgrowers.org or like them on Facebook.