Indy Urban Acres is an initiative of The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis. When you support The Parks Alliance, you are directly supporting the operations and work of this multi-disciplinary farm system, working to disrupt Indy’s food system.
In 2011, this left-behind land, used as staging for I-70 made an inspiring transformation. From unused parkland to a symbol of hope, The Parks Alliance collaborated with the City of Indianapolis, and the Department of Indy Parks and Rec to establish, Indy Urban Acres, an urban garden meant to harvest and distribute food throughout our community.
Since then, Indy Urban Acres has grown from a single site harvesting 15,000 pounds of produce to four sites harvesting 60,000+ pounds of produce. All IUA produce is donated and distributed to community partners that serve households and individuals who experience food insecurity throughout the year. IUA has year-round professional farm staff who use regenerative farming practices to grow healthy food while improving the soil and local urban ecosystem. The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis provides administrative, financial, and fundraising support for IUA, enabling farm staff to focus on food education, empowerment, and access.