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Mark M. Holeman, Inc. has received a 2018 Award of Excellence from the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA) for its work in creating the Community Terrace at the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. The award was presented in January 16 at the Indiana Green Expo at the Indianapolis Convention Center. This is the second consecutive year that a Holeman project was recognized by the INLA.

Planning for the 2018 St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Decorators’ Show House and Gardens is underway. This year’s featured home is at 4140 N. Illinois Street. This will be our 20th year of Show House participation. The Show House will be open to the public April 28-May 13, 2018. Our gardens at the 2016 and 2017 Show Houses both received the People’s Choice Award for landscape areas. Further information can be found at www.showhouseindy.org 

David Gorden will be participating in the 2018 “Tour des Trees”, a one week 500+ mile bike ride July 29-August 4, 2018. It is an annual fund raising event supporting the TREE (Tree Research and Education Endowment) Fund. The TREE Fund’s mission is to support scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in arboriculture and urban forestry. It disperses grants for research on a variety of tree health matters, as well as education programs connecting children to the environment. This year’s route loops from Columbus, Ohio to Cleveland and back. Along the route, riders will participate in tree planting events and educational activities for children illuminating the value of trees. Donations to the Tour des Trees in David’s name can be made at www.treefund.org/tourdestrees Follow the “Donate” links and enter “David Gorden” to connect to his donation page.

Since its founding more than 11 years ago, we have worked together with BRAG (Binford Redevelopment and Growth), providing ongoing design services and other assistance to the neighborhood our business calls home. We are proud to have contributed to its award winning efforts and continue our care for the two planting beds along Binford Boulevard that we have adopted. More information can be found at www.binford71.org.

For more than a decade, Mark M. Holeman, Inc. has contributed to the cultural landscape of Indianapolis by providing ongoing sponsorship of the broadcasts of National Public Radio on WFYI (90.1 FM).

The Susan Slade Memorial Garden was created by the Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association as a tribute to neighborhood activist Susan Slade.  David Gorden helped design and install the garden located near 49th and Pennsylvania Streets.  Mark M. Holeman, Inc. donates regular maintenance services for the garden.

In his position as a member of the Board of the Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) and the Indiana Invasive Plant Advisory Committee, partner and landscape architect David Gorden is closely involved with issues related to invasive plants. He recently made a series of presentations on the role of landscape architects in invasive plant control for the Department of Landscape Architecture at Ball State University in Muncie. Additional information is available on the MIPN and Advisory Committee websites at www.mipn.org and www.entm.purdue.edu/iisc/plantcommittee.php

Mark M. Holeman, Inc. is a Green Business Supporter of the Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s leading educator and advocate for environmental issues and policies. More information about their efforts can be found at http://www.hecweb.org

Angie’s List recently featured Mark M. Holeman, Inc. with an online story “Who to HIre to Install a Fountain”.  It can be found at https://www.angieslist.com/articles/who-hire-install-fountain.htm and includes a video showcasing a bubbling boulder we installed last summer. Another video highlighting water features we’ve installed, “Soothing Water Features for Your Home”, was aired on WISH-TV’s Great Day TV last summer. It can be found at www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD2P1Mn-ARg

David Gorden recently spoke at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildlife Society (INPAWS) in Bloomington with a presentation entitled, “Creating a Structured Native Home Landscape”. Mark M. Holeman, Inc. was a sponsor of the conference and is pleased to be a part of the INPAWS “Grow Indiana Natives” program. We stock and use in our work a large number of native plants. As a “Grow Indiana Natives” participant, we have made a pledge to not sell or use any non-native invasive plants.  Further information about the conference can be found at www.inpaws.org

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