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.
New chicken run at Seven Steeples Farm.
A bounty from Seven Steeples Farm ready to be distributed.
Volunteers hard at work at Seven Steeples Farm.
Happy participants in the Sprout program through the Center of Wellness for Urban Women, CWUW.
Okra flowers in bloom at Fall Creek Gardens.
Potatoes a plenty at Fall Greek Gardens.
The new Growing Places Indy U-Pick site at The Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center.
Beautiful offerings at the Saturday South Circle Farms farmstand which is part of the Concord Urban Farm Center.
Eli Lilly volunteers help extend the use of the shipping container with this deck addition at the Concord Urban Farm Center
Up and coming Bee Keepers at Paramount School of Excellence.
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.
Students at Felege Hiywot Center harvest from the new raised beds.
New garden beds at Felege Hiywot made up of cinder blocks
Kids in a YMCA program learn gardening.