Joyce Moore & John Moore

Urban Patch (Indianapolis)

Big Idea:
What does it take to get started and finish a concept or project in such a way that it has an organic and informal scalability that touches daily and urban life? We single out key successes and lessons learned, that can be replicated for maximum effect for any project. We do this starting in our own backyard, working together as a family to demonstrate how anyone can make a difference in their community.

About Joyce:
Joyce Moore has been involved in community service since childhood. Working with her scout troop delivering election results was one of her first experiences. Her interest in gardening was came from her father, who kept an immaculate well landscaped yard, was who an avid gardener and had backyard chickens and ducks at their childhood home. Summers were spent visiting her aunts who owned a 266 acre farm in Ohio. Joyce handed down her “home grown” legacy with the help of her husband, by teaching their sons the skills she learned in her youth, through science fair and home improvements projects which included hatching chickens, a raised garden bed, building a tree house and houses for pets, and a backyard orchard where they grew two kinds of grapes, a front yard cherry tree, strawberries, and of course various other garden vegetables. She completed the Purdue Master Gardner program Fall of 2011, along with her husband, and now they intend to share gained knowledge with the rest of their community and carry on the urban agricultural legacy of both their fathers (Albert A. Moore, and Robert L. Edwards).

Joyce is a twice-elected Indiana Democratic State Delegate and served as a member of the board of several community service organizations including Community Action of Greater Indianapolis (CAGI), Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association, (MKNA) and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) where she served as youth advisor and is a life member. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business and a graduate certification in SAS Programming from Philadelphia University. She worked in corporate, medical, education and government entities in various management capacities before becoming an entrepreneur in 1993. Presently she owns a real estate company, J. L. Moore Realty, LLC. She is Realtor and Realist; a member of NAR (National Association of Realtors), IAR (Indiana Association of Realtors), MIBOR, (Metropolitian Indianapolis Board of Realtors), NAREB (National Assocation of Real Estate Brokers). She serves as President of the Board of Fall Creek Gardens. She loves to write, teach and, of course, garden. Joyce completed Purdue’s Master Food Preserver Program so that Urban Patch can conduct classes to urban gardeners so they can eat safely, from their gardens, locally grown food, all year long.

About John:
John Moore has 13 years experience in instructional systems design and web development and has designed and developed over 100 web-based learning products using multimedia and web technologies. John is also a visual artist and writer.

He is experienced in web development, testing, implementation, documentation, e-learning, support and nominal experience in administration. Designed and developed training modules for professionals and implemented on learning management systems. Training materials included simulations, videos, web-based courses, instructor guides, job aids, assessments and surveys.