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Indy Lions Teaching Garden

The Indy Lions Garden project was created by a few individuals who attend Indy Alliance Church who love to garden and helping the neighborhood. Our goal is two fold: create a community garden on a vacant lot on Villa Ave for both teaching gardening skills as well as creating quality produce for our neighbors. We had a small garden last year that ended up with a good harvest and a decent turnout of volunteers and neighbors. With the garden on Villa Ave, we will be able to reach more people and teach the neighborhood children and families about gardening.  

This new garden will be used to teach neighbors and allow for all neighbors (both young and old, experienced and inexperienced) to come together to grow. We will plant produce and flowers to both beautify the neighborhood and provide quality food for the neighbors.

This lot is located in an area in Indianapolis that is on the outskirts of an ‘up and coming’ revitalizing area where improvements haven't been as progressive. The lot is in a perfect location for growing—it is filled with sun and is in an area where neighbors can easily access it. The neighbors often come together to help each other out which makes it rich in relationships. The goal is to create a unifying project where neighbors will be able to create a common garden space where they can share talents and strengths as well as gain access to produce throughout the growing season.

This garden project will impact the people who live in the neighborhood—mostly children and families. There are two neighbors who have small gardens that children climb over fences to participate! Since this lot is located closer to families who have expressed interest, this community garden project will be a great success. 

Where it's at:

1008 Villa Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203
United States

Garden type:

community garden

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Garden beneficiaries:

children and families

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What this project needs:

fruit bushes
compost bin

Project leaders:

Julia Phoebus
Megan Flinn

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
(207) 956-0606