Indy Star: Indy urban farm will feed a food desert

19 Nov

From Indy Star

Indy urban farm will feed a food desert

http://indy.st/2g7LHrh

http://www.indystar.com/ourchildrenWhen Jonathan Lawler decided to turn his Greenfield farm into a mission to feed the hungry last spring, he had no idea how he would touch the lives of people living on the north side of Indianapolis.Today, Lawler of Brandywine Creek Farms is working with staff at Flanner House community center to develop the state’s largest urban farm in the heart of one of the city’s biggest food deserts, areas that lack access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy whole foods.Flanner Farms will sprout next year on the 2½-acre campus of Flanner House, 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. It’s not a community garden, but rather a 1.3-acre working farm. And it won’t just feed people; it will teach them how to grow their own food.

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