The Butler University Campus Farm is a sub-acre farm located at Butler University, five miles from downtown Indianapolis. As a project of Butler’s Center for Urban Ecology, the farm is cared for by a full-time farm manager and Butler students. Our farmers practice naturally grown farming techniques and support urban farming and eating local. Butler University Campus Farm is open to the Indianapolis community for visits, purchasing produce, volunteering and educational purposes.
The Butler University Campus Farm is an educational and market-oriented, sub-acre urban farm in Indianapolis. We seek to provide high-quality naturally produced vegetables and fruit through processes which conserve and improve the land on which we are sited while providing educational and participatory opportunities for students and other groups. We also aim to demonstrate small-scale urban agriculture to be a sustainable venture environmentally and economically.
In the initial stages of the farm, Earth Charter Butler received grants from Butler’s Student Government Association and R.E.A.C.H to help fund operations. In 2011 the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust generously provided funding to hire our full-time manager. The Center for Urban Ecology provides funds for interns to work on the farm and supports the endeavor financially. We are also very grateful for tool donations from the Sullivan Hardware & Garden at Pennsylvania & 49th St. and contributions from individuals in the community. The farm would not be quite as successful without the support of these organizations and individuals, or the service of our many volunteers.