Friday, September 19, 2014

Ball State University students team up with The Project School-Indianapolis to build urban farm

Reclamation and reuse are at the forefront of a collaborative effort to create an urban farm for an Indianapolis charter school.

The farm for the students of The Project School-Indianapolis is getting a boost from the creative design efforts and physical labor of 14 Ball State University students.

The 1.2-acre urban farm is being created through the reclamation of contaminated land on the west side of the mayor-sponsored charter school. The school serves 320 students from kindergarten through eighth grade in a century-old building once occupied by the National Automobile Factory.

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