Urban Gardening Resources
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If you would like to get involved in growing local foods, there are many online resources to help you get started. Here are some websites that have gardening expertise. If you know of a great resource, please let us know by contacting urbangardens@indy.gov.

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

A Starter Guide to Urban Gardening

How to Start an Urban Garden

The Basics for Starting a Community Garden

Community Garden Start-Up Guide

Purdue University Extension- Community Gardening Site

Harvest Calendar

SustainIndy Composting Page

How to Grow an Organic Garden


The Capital City Garden Project- community based educational program
Lots of information and resources for urban gardeners

Filege Hiywot Center- training youth how to garden in Metropolitan Indianapolis

Global Peace Initiatives- active in creating peace gardens, whose yields are donated to anti-hunger initiatives

Growing Places Indy- cultivating the culture of food and urban agriculture in Indianapolis

Going Local- providing information on how to eat and produce food locally

Indiana Organic Gardeners Association

Indy Tilth- grassroots organization promoting gardening and urban sustainability

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful- transforming public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement