Partnership Hopes to Help Garden Site Grow

Updated January 8, 2012

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Garden Club students visited the Indy Parks & Recreation, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis Parks Foundation and Gleaners Food Bank 8-acre garden, now called Indy Urban Acres.

The IUA is a farm that harvests more than a half acre of vegetables and fruits. All produce goes directly to Gleaners Food Banks that delivers food to under-served neighbors. Eventually part of this farm with be a teaching farm where school groups can come in and learn about farming. Students who attended the press conference, were able to harvest the produce, pack it onto a Gleaners truck, and also planted lettuce for a fall crop.

The Indianapolis Star wrote an amazing article with beautiful pictures.