To create a culture of healthy communities and sustainable local and regional food systems, we need to cultivate a community of people who can grow their own food. We imagine a city with thriving neighborhoods where all people have equitable access to sustainably grown produce and the skills to grow that food and knowledge to create delicious, healthy meals.

The Plant it Forward Program, powered by Growing Places Indy, helps us bring our vision to life. The program gives Indianapolis residents, community organizations, schools, and churches the tools, training, and resources needed to start their own home or community garden.

Plant it Forward Program participants will receive all the needed resources to start a vegetable garden, including small tools, seeds, locally grown transplants, and access to several hands-on workshops.

The Plant it Forward Program, is only for gardens located in Indianapolis, IN. If you garden outside these areas, please visit our website to learn about other ways to get involved. Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

Gardeners are responsible for picking up their seeds and transplants on the designated dates. 

    • Spring Distribution: April 5 – April 24, 2021
    • Summer Distribution: May 17, – May 21, 2021
    • Fall Distribution: July 12 – 31, 2021

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