Promoting Urban Agriculture
A major aspect of what Growing Places Indy does is urban agriculture. We currently farm on five micro-sites, totaling just under an acre of land. Farming in urban, visible areas helps spread our mission and enables the public to have a “passive” experience with agriculture. Despite being a small farming operation, we grow more than 60 varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs each year. Our typical range of crops includes, but is not limited to, arugula, asparagus, basil, beans, beets, carrots, celery, chives, cilantro, collard greens, cucumbers, cut flowers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, husk cherries, kale, kohlrabi, lavender, leeks, lettuce, microgreens, mint, mustards, onions, parsley, peppers, scallions, spinach, squash, strawberries, swiss chard, tomatoes, tomatillos, turnips and zucchini.