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Mark M. Holeman, Inc. received an Award of Excellence from the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association for its work at the Dickman Residence in Indianapolis.  After a complete renovation of this Meridian Hills home, the landscape was restored, combining remnants of what had been stately gardens with new elements meeting the needs and taste of the home’s new owners.  The award was presented in January 4 at the Indiana Green Expo at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

The Indianapolis Garden Club will be presenting its third biennial flower show, “Les Belles Fleurs – Through the Looking Glass”, April 28-30, 2017 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA).  In partnership with the IMA Horticultural Society, the show will feature colorful and informative exhibits of Floral Design, Horticulture, Conservation and Photography.  Mark M. Holeman, Inc. is proud to again be the premier sponsor of the event’s Preview Party on April 28.

Planning for the 2017 St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Decorators’ Show House and Gardens is underway. This year’s featured home is at 4401 N. Illinois Street. It was Kurt Vonnegut’s boyhood home. This will be our 19th year of Show House participation. The Show House will be open to the public April 29-May 14, 2017. Our gardenat the 2016 Show House received the People’s Choice Award for landscape areas. Further information can be found at www.showhouseindy.org 

Since its founding more than 10 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. We recently assisted an Eagle Scout candidate with his restoration of several Binford Boulevard planting beds and are now consulting with BRAG on further plantings and bed restorations in spring 2017. More information can be found at www.binford71.org.

For more than ten years 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.

David Gorden recently spoke at the Purdue Extension Spring Garden Clinic in Indianapolis with a presentation entitled “Creating a Structured Native Home Landscape”.  He will be speaking again on the topic at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) in Bloomington in October.  Further information about the conference can be found at www.inpaws.org

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