The Butler Campus Farm was proposed by the Earth Charter Butler (ECB) student organization in fall of 2009. The farm concept arose from the students’ interest in local organic foods, sustainability, environmental justice, food security, and the interconnectedness of life on Earth. By early 2010 a half-acre site was selected next to the Butler Prairie at the intramural athletic fields. ECB then approached the Center for Urban Ecology about partnering on the urban farm, applied for grants, collected donations, spread the word on Butler’s campus, and then began planting in early spring. The farm started out as an idea planted by several students and has grown into a thriving urban farm venture. Fall of 2011 Tim Dorsey joined the farm as the full-time manager with funding from the Pulliam grant. Since then the farm has tripled in size and diversified its crops to include fruit trees, berries and herbs. The farm sells produce to community members and more than ten local restaurants and offers educational and volunteering opportunities to the Indianapolis community. The farm continues to grow with the construction of two structures for harvesting and educational purposes. The structures will be completed by the end of 2012.