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Annual TURN Festival: Transforming Urban Neighborhoods

The TURN Festival, presented by the Paramount School of Excellence and Community Health Network, will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on September 28 at the Paramount School Farm on the Near East Side. TURN is an annual celebration for transforming urban neighborhoods. The festival highlights Paramount School of Excellence’s educational progress in urban farming, ecology, green initiatives and community outreach.

The event focuses on urban sustainability and healthier lifestyle practices with 50-plus hands-on demonstrations, exhibits, information booths, interactive activities for children plus music and food. Topics for the festival include food, farming, health and the environment. Sessions will be available on urban homesteading, food preservation and healthy cooking.

Tickets are now available for this year’s TURN Feast Dinner, which will be held at 6 p.m. on September 27. The casual evening of cuisine, conversation and camaraderie is presented by Paramount School Farm and Community Health Network.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Paramount’s urban farm, environmental education and summer S.T.E.A.M. (Success Through Education Agriculture and Mentoring) programs.

Admission for TURN Fest is free. Admission for TURN Feast starts at $100 and seating is limited. Location for both events: 3020 Nowland Ave., Indianapolis. For more information or TURN Feast reservations, visit

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