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Volunteers Get Their Hands Dirty with Growing Places Indy - Health Care and Life Sciences News

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Posted on: Aug 6, 2014

Many volunteers pitched in to help out at Growing Places Indy on Sunday, August 3. The group worked at the Legacy Center from 2 to 5 p.m. and some volunteers brought family members to take part in the project.

Health Care and Life Sciences Section chair Amy Gilbert said, "We had a great group of hard working members and their families at the event on Sunday. We harvested cucumbers and tomatoes, turned over beds for fall crops and planted beets - hundreds and hundreds of beets. Growing Places is a great organization with a wonderful focus on community health."

During the growing season, Growing Places Indy relies on volunteers each week to assist with day-to-day needs. 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.

Check out IndyBar's Facebook page for more photos from the day.

Volunteers at Growing Places Indy are needed year-round, and there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of if you're interested in helping out. Find more information here.

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