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SPROUT Garden Education

sprout garden education

SPROUT Garden Education is our program to teach women and their families the benefits of gardening and growing your own food. CWUW offers a comprehensive garden program that includes both classroom training and hands on education at a garden site. CWUW has been heavily engaged in addressing food access and insecurity in Indianapolis.

CWUW is a member of the Indy Food Council and is partner with the Lawrence Community Garden and Indiana University School of Public Health on a research project focusing on community engagement to improve food access.

The Healing Space

In 2017, our SPROUT program has transitioned from our Miss Mary Wellness Garden site to a new site, "The Healing Place", at Flanner House.

Its an exciting, colorful space! Come by and visit anytime.

The Healing Place is located at 719 Edgemont Ave across from Flanner House.


  • Gardening Basics

  • Advocacy 101

  • Small Container Gardening

  • Make Your Own Teas

  • Gardening with Older Adults

Wish List for The Healing Place

  • Hand tools for aging adults

  • Lumber for new fence

  • Paint - All colors

  • Mulch and soil

  • Skilled volunteers to help build space

  • Two picnic tables


We always need volunteers! Community Service Projects: Colleges, churches, and groups can come to the space and help us keep it looking GREAT!

Questions about The Healing Place? Contact Tracy Cork at

Remembering Miss Mary’s Wellness Garden

Miss Mary’s Wellness Garden (MMWG)  was started in 2010-2016 in the Riverside Neighborhood creating a unique green space for both community gardening and wellness activities. 

MMWG provided opportunities for the neighbors of Riverside to learn more about gardening and issues focusing on food security as a social justice concern.  In seeking funding, our project furthered our mission of empowering women and families in building knowledge of food insecurity issues and what actions can be made to address those concerns.

Farm City: An Indy Food Story

CWUW participates in a documentary about food systems and health in Indianapolis

FarmCity examines the complicated relationship between the health of a city and its food system. Through stories of an urban farmer, a single mother, a grocery store owner, health experts and community organizers, the documentary looks at what needs to happen to build a healthier city.

Take a look!

Food Movement News

Healthy Food Resolution Passes: Read more!

Miss Mary’s Wellness Garden