Urban Farm Volunteers: Throughout the season, we send out a weekly volunteer email  to individuals interested in helping us with our day-to-day or week-to-week work in order to learn more about how to grow food. There is no previous farm or garden knowledge required to volunteer with us.

Group Volunteers: In addition, we are able to host groups (maximum 20 participants) and will organize projects to accommodate groups of various sizes. If you are interested in organizing a group volunteer session, fill out this form.

Indy Winter Farmers Market: The IWFM needs volunteers every Saturday during market season (November through April) and offers two volunteer shifts. Volunteers can come Saturdays from 7:30am-9am to help with market set up and vendor load in or from 12:00pm-1:30pm to help with market teardown and vendor load out. Volunteers 21 years of age and older will be rewarded with a $5 Sun King gift card, courtesy of our IWFM partner Sun King Brewing. Interested parties should email IWFM Volunteer Coordinator Leslie for more information.


Growing Places Indy is a non-profit organization that empowers individuals to cultivate personal, family and community wellness through urban agriculture, food access and mind-body education. You can help us in growing urban farms, enhancing urban access to fresh produce, supporting local farmers and producers, strengthening local food system relationships and offering quality wellness programs in Indianapolis.


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Donation Amount

Your gift allows us to cultivate both produce and human potential in the Indianapolis area. No amount is too small. A gift today makes the following priorities possible:

  • Train apprentices and interns*
  • Operate five urban micro-farms*
  • Sustain the Indy Winter Farmers Market*
  • Manage high-visibility urban farm sites
  • Maintain an urban farm stand
  • Leverage SNAP (food stamp) benefits for low-income neighbors*
  • Maintain chemical-free growing practices
  • Provide affordable CSA/Veggie Shares
  • Offer affordable yoga and meditation classes*
  • Conduct community food awareness seminars*
  • Teach gardening classes
  • Interact via public conversations*
  • Replenish seed supplies
  • Retool our urban farms

*Sponsorship opportunities are readily available for these initiatives.

We welcome you to visit our farm sites and experience how we transform both urban landscapes and people’s lives. You can further your commitment to the Growing Places Indy community and our cause with a tax-deductible contribution.

We are rapidly growing and added two new farm sites in 2014. Your gift will allow us the capacity to grow these new sites, build the operational support needed to continue serving our community, enhance our current locations, train apprentices and expand both our operations and programming.


Online: You can make a secure gift online by clicking here.

By mail: Please address your check to Growing Places Indy and mail to:
727 N Oriental St
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Interested in sponsoring a specific program or initiative with Growing Places Indy? Sponsorship opportunities are readily available for the above initiatives marked with asterisks (*). Contact Linda Cook, Director of Development and Operations, at linda@growingplacesindy.org to start a conversation.

Interested in partnering with Growing Places Indy? Possibilities abound. Contact Linda Cook, Director of Development and Operations, at linda@growingplacesindy.org to start a conversation.

Thank you for your generous dedication and support!