Kheprw Institute Food Programs


Agrilab

The Urban Agri-Culture Learning Lab (Agrilab) is an educational center to help sustain urban agriculture in the mid-north/northwest area of Indianapolis, a space where residents can learn to be the leaders of sustainable change. Here youth, young adults and other members of the community will have the space to learn how to grow their own food in different and innovative ways and act as agents of change in creating the community we want to live in.

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We Run This

“We Run This” empowers young people, by engaging students to develop entrepreneurship, culinary skills, nutritional awareness, and agency. As a social enterprise of the Kheprw Institute, “We Run This”, will focus on youth reentering from prison. Through mastery in the culinary arts and personal development, “We Run This” interns and graduates will provide nourishment for their community.

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Growin' Good in the Hood

Get your hustle on by becoming an urban farm entrepreneur and help provide food to your community. Farm Entrepreneurs will get no-cost farming plots in the Riverside Neighborhood at 1300 W 26th Street and 2528 N Harding Street. We will provide basic supplies/equipment and mentorship from a network of established farmers.

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Community Controlled Food Initiative

Our own monthly food cooperative, organized by neighbors in 2016, bringing fresh food directly from local farmers to our community.

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KI Aquaponics

A system for growing food and fish together. Built by youth interns and used as an educational platform, as well as to support KI’s food initiatives and provide economic opportunity.

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Food Assembly

A space for community members to educate ourselves and organize, through a grassroots non-hierarchical approach, to support and create solutions for a better food system. Meets every 2nd Saturday 2-3pm, and 4th Friday 5:30-7:30pm. foodassemblypeople@kheprw.org.

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KI Community Garden

A space for community members to educate ourselves and organize, through a grassroots non-hierarchical approach, to support and create solutions for a better food system.


Urban Ag Science Lab

An intergenerational learning lab that teaches hand-on eSTEAM skills (Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) through the practice of urban agriculture, including soil science, composting, food production, cover cropping, aquaponics, and water testing.