People’s Power Urban Farm
In 2020, the Indianapolis Liberation Center started the People’s Power Urban Farm.
The project is a response to the pressing needs of poor and working-class people in our city: for free, healthy, and accessible food; for green spaces; for opportunities to work together and learn from each other; and to build political consciousness about exploitation, oppression, food systems, and the environment.
Working in cooperation with community garden networks in the Riverside neighborhood, such as Growin’ Good in the Hood, the PPUF is rapidly expanding to meet the needs of a community which has long suffered from food desertification and inequitable access to fresh staples.
Relying on volunteer labor and donations from individuals and community groups, we donated our 2020 crops to the No Questions Asked Food Pantry, and our 2021 harvest to Indy Hope Packages.