MemberFest 2023 is in just two days! Have you purchased your tickets yet?

Here is the full itinerary for this weekend’s events:

Friday, Sept. 29:

1:30 p.m. “Sea Change” climate art viewing at BackSpace Gallery (112 W 6th St) in Bloomington exclusively for Foraged-Forest Feast ticket-holders

4 p.m. Annual member meeting at the Pictura Gallery in the FAR Arts Center (202 S Rogers St.)

Per IFA Bylaws, only current members of IFA can participate in the Annual Meeting. To update your membership, click: https://indianaforestalliance-bloom.kindful.com or contact Neil Goswami at: neil@indianaforestalliance.org)

6 p.m. – Forest-Foraged Feast, at the 505 Theatre in the FAR Arts Center, (505 W 4th St) a one-of-a-kind dining experience of items foraged from Indiana forests, along with other locally sourced organic items, prepared by Chef Eric Bueno of Feast Market and Cellar featuring guest speaker State Sen. Shelli Yoder

Sat. Sept. 30

9 a.m. – Continental breakfast and discussion at the Story Inn (6404 IN-135, Nashville, IN 47448) in Brown County with US Senator Mike Braun who will speak about his federal legislation to establish the largest area of protected wild forest in the history of Indiana.

10:30 a.m. Hike up Browning Mountain within the expanded Deam Wilderness and auto tour of the proposed Benjamin Harrison National Recreation Area, to be established by Sen. Braun’s legislation. (While tickets are required for the breakfast and auto tour, the hike is open to the public.)


At the member meeting, members will vote to fill vacancies on the IFA board, recognize the leadership of three individuals and adopt a  2024 Action Plan. Members are encouraged to review this draft plan before the meeting.

Click here to view the draft plan in full. 

This meeting is open to all members, so click here to renew your membership.

Your purchase of tickets to the Foraged Forest Feast provide crucially needed funds for the success of IFA’s efforts in the Hoosier National Forest and across Indiana.

We are thrilled to announce that IFA Board Member Mark Stoops, owner of the Cascades Inn in Bloomington, is offering a 20% discount on rooms for IFA members! To check if your IFA membership is current, contact IFA Membership and Development Coordinator Neil Goswami at neil@indianaforestalliance.org

Special thanks to this year’s MemberFest sponsors:

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