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.


We commit to stewarding equitable access to an abundance of locally grown, free produce for people experiencing food insecurity. We place a priority on empowering people experiencing food insecurity by providing access to free produce. We will continue to drive equitable partnerships and funding to cultivate a vibrant farm system that benefits all. 


  • The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis 
  • Indy Parks & Recreation  
  • Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District  
  • Old Bethel Food Pantry  
  • Faith United Methodist Church
  • The Kroger Company 
  • Pacers Sports & Entertainment  
  • Eskenazi Health This lef 

In 2011, this left-behind land, used as staging for I-70 made an inspiring transformation. From unused park land to a symbol of hope, we’re able to harvest and distribute nearly 65,000 pounds of fresh, locally grown produce to the community.

Take a peek at our new look!

Since 2011, IUA has grown into a multi-disciplinary farm that works to inspire transformational change within Indy’s food system by providing food justness for low-income families and developing entrepreneurial skills in young farmers.


Throughout the summer, Indy Urban Acres hosts groups for tours, educational programming, and service days at the farm. Each summer, hundreds of people experience how food is grown and how to grow their own.

Veggie Bag Outreach Program

Throughout the summer the Indy Urban Acres team packages and distributes 250 bags of fresh produce to local food pantries and veggie bag outreach partners.

While our process has changed since the filming of this video, you can learn more and see our work in action by watching it

Watch The Video


We donate 100% of our produce to food pantries and directly to select low-income families, so we host flower workshops July-September to help raise operational dollars to keep doing this work.

Not only do these events help Indy Urban Acres provide families in need with healthy organic produce, they are also incredibly fun and unique!

Watch for the 2023 #FlowersThatFeed event lineup…

Support The Farm

The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis sustains Indy Urban Acres through grants, donations, and annual fundraising events.

Save the dates:

  • Spring Plant Sale (in-person) on Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7, 2023
  • Farmraiser Season Ten on Saturday, September 23, 2023

The Glick Fund has been one of the farm’s largest funders, investing $375,000 in Indy Urban Acres since the farm’s first year in 2011.

As an individual or company, you can provide one food-insecure family with fresh fruits and veggies for 10 weeks, by donating $350.