Are you wondering what our 2014 Food Fund grantees have been up to?  Good news for you, we just got in the mid-term reports and what a year it’s been so far!  The numbers don’t lie, check them out:

Volunteers participating in garden type activities:  571

Distribution sites for locally grown produce (CSAs, Farm Stands, U-Pick, Etc.): 14

Workshops held: 17

New positions created: 8

Connections made/ coalitions established: 8

Produce Donated: 1,565 lbs

Produce Harvested and Distributed: 15,611 lbs

Youth Involved in outdoor education: 89

 It’s clear that the food fund cohort has been hard at work improving the food system in Indianapolis, but we’ve also go the pictures to match.

Chicken coop

New chicken run at Seven Steeples Farm.

veggies

A bounty from Seven Steeples Farm ready to be distributed.

volunteers

Volunteers hard at work at Seven Steeples Farm.

Sprout-Volunteers

Happy participants in the Sprout program through the Center of Wellness for Urban Women, CWUW.

Okra Flowers

Okra flowers in bloom at Fall Creek Gardens.

Potatoes

Potatoes a plenty at Fall Greek Gardens.

U-Pick Site

The new Growing Places Indy U-Pick site at The Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center.

 

FarmStand 1

Beautiful offerings at the Saturday South Circle Farms farmstand which is part of the Concord Urban Farm Center.

Lilly 1

Eli Lilly volunteers help extend the use of the shipping container with this deck addition at the Concord Urban Farm Center

Lil bee keepers

Up and coming Bee Keepers at Paramount School of Excellence.

Strawberry

An Indiana centric meal by the Dig, IN folks who are working to establish a chef, restaurant, grower, and seed saver coalition to help promote Indiana grown food.

Harvesting

Students at Felege Hiywot Center harvest from the new raised beds.

New beds

New garden beds at Felege Hiywot made up of cinder blocks

YMCA Garden

Kids in a YMCA program learn gardening.