Volunteer Grow Getters
The Volunteer Grow Getters program is a 10-month training program for learning to garden/farm in community. Participants will grow through a full farm season, learning through interactive classroom lessons, guest experts, field trips, and hands-on farm and market work. Participants have opportunities to explore Indianapolis food and farm systems, communities and build their network.
- Applications Open: January 2023
- Application Deadline: February 5, 2023
- Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2023
- Program Begins: March 2023
- Program Concludes: December 2023
Primary activities of the program will be located at our main farm site on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis at 727 N Oriental Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Eligible applicants must be 18 years or older. Volunteer Grow Getters will need to commit an average of 12 hours per month from March 2023 – December 2023 in order to earn a Certificate of Urban Farming.
Farm Education Series
The Farm Education Series is a collection of interactive classroom sessions designed to coordinate with the growing season. Volunteer Grow Getters will attend one classroom session per month.
- Permaculture Theory
- Soil Health & Fertility
- Ecosystems on the Farm
- Site Design & Farm Ecology
- Seedlings & Transplanting
- Weed & Pest Management
- Winter Production
- Markets & Finding Your Niche
Discussions of food justice will be incorporated throughout the program.