Volunteers from IndyBar took to the land on Sunday, July 27 and got their hands dirty with Growing Places Indy, a local non-profit that focuses on cultivating wellness through urban agriculture. Growing Places Indy works with a strong local food and farm network to empower individuals and communities to grow well, eat well, live well and be well.
During the growing season, Growing Places Indy relies on volunteers each week to assist with day-to-day needs. Volunteers have the chance to learn more about growing food in the city and are able to participate in projects. Coordinated by the IndyBar Health Care & Life Sciences Section, members and their families and friends were able to take part in the volunteer program on July 27 and will also be returning on Sunday, August 3.
Growing Places Indy grows over 60 varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs. They farm on several sites in Indianapolis, including White River State Park, Eskenazi Health Sky Farm, Cottage Home Neighborhood and Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center. They sell their food at Legacy Center Summer Farm Stand, local restaurants and in a CSA program. To learn more about how they grow their food and where you can find it, click here.
If you’re interested in joining as a volunteer on August 3, event details and registration can be found here.