Mayor Ballard and the Office of Sustainability encourage increased urban gardening so that more Indianapolis residents can grow food vital to their health. As of 2013, there are 105 urban and community gardens in Marion County. The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the Department of Metropolitan Development and the Indianapolis Land Bank launched the City's Urban Garden Program in 2011. The goal of the program is to make available abandoned and underutilized land (under the management of the Land Bank) to community groups and individuals for the purpose of urban gardening.
This initiative will expand the Urban Garden Program throughout the City. If you are interested in starting a garden in your neighborhood, download an application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also email questions about the program to email@example.com.