Micro-Grant Carmel Green Teen Awards

Helping NinjasTM  Founders Park Native Pollintaor/Butterfly Garden and Park Restoration Project 
Written By Siddarth Chavaili, Vedh Barre, Leo Berry: Helping Ninjas  Mission: Helping Pollinators! Helping Ninjas will be getting rid of Invasive Species and replacing with native plants. Invasive species are
species that are not native and can cause treats to the environment. We will get rid invasive species by tearing down the infected environment by hand with proper equipment. The Invasive species are Garlic mustards, Bradford pear trees, and Bush Honeysuccle. We learned about the threat facing pollinators and how invasive species are changing the environment in bad ways at school and through our Helping Ninjas group and we learned that Founders Park is in need of help. It used to be a sand and gravel pit.
We will be replacing invasive species by planting native plants and pollinator plants. We will be doing this for three ares a 330 sq. ft area, 500 sq. ft area, and a 3900 sq. ft area.
Lindsey and Mitch Berry,
Owners and Founders of Helping Ninjas, Inc. at the site of the Founders Park Project in Carmel Indiana.
This project began in late Spring 2018 and finished late Summer 2018.
Helping Ninjas will continue to care for this spot through volunteer services at Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation.
Helping NinjasTM Green Community/Garden/Compost Education/Outreach Project
Written By Siddarth Chavaili, Vedh Barre, Leo Berry:
Helping NinjasTM Mission: Helping Create Awareness!  We will create awareness at our school (College Wood Elementary), CWE Student Green Team Club, other CCS Green Team Clubs, CWE students and teachers and parents, and our project will help our CWE café garden plots and CCS Organic Community Garden, CCS Green Team,  the Earth, and our community.” 

This Awarded Grant Project includes the following student-led projects: 

  • Farm Fresh Foods Project/From The Garden
  • Educational School Community Green Outreach
  • CWE Café Garden Water Conservation Project
  • CWE Café Garden Plots Community Outreach
  • Herb & Perennials & Pollinator/Sustainable Environment Project
  • Observation & Study of Compost
  • Plant Observation & Study of Compost
  • Plant Observation & Study of CWE Cafe Garden Plots
  • CWE Cafe Compost Pilot Program
  • Compost Tea Project
  • Banana Tea Project
  • Compost Jar Experiment 
 See more pictures from the CWE Cafe Garden Outreach Project .
This Outreach Project for a Green Community, School and Garden began in Spring 2018 and will come  to a completion in Fall of 2019.
Included in donations to College Wood Cafeteria were three  bulletin bords in which they hope to create a sustainalbe form of outreach for “green” education,  community and bringing awareness to the Cafe Garden and it’s farm-to-table efforts.

Helping Ninjas would like to thank the following organizations/businesses to help us with our projects. Thank you for helping us to make this a huge success!

Ketih Castaway, Castaway Compost, Fishers, IN

Eagle Creek Nursery

Cool Creek Park Nature Center

Allisonville Nursery



A huge thank you to Pro Act Indy who acted as Helping Ninjas  fiscal agent for recipent of this grant award.

Helping Ninjas Fiscal Agent for this award was ProAct Indy

Learn morae about Pro Act here: https://www.proactindy.org








  • Copyright 2018, Lindsey Fella-Berry