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Center for Urban  Ecology

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CUE Farm at Butler University

CUE Farm is a sub-acre sustainable agriculture project on the campus of Butler University and managed by the Center for Urban Ecology (CUE). Originally named the Butler Campus Farm, the members of Earth Charter Butler and CUE 'broke ground' on the farm in 2010 out of an interest in local, organic foods and environmental awareness.

The farm has expanded over the years and Tim Dorsey joined CUE Farm in 2011 as farm manager.

The farm's mission is to serve as an example of sustainable urban farming for Butler University and the Indianapolis community by teaching the interconnectedness of life, the importance of food security, and the methods of growing local foods through organic farming. 

To access the farm, head west on 52nd Street and into the neighborhood of Rocky Ripple. After crossing the Central Canal, turn left at the second stop sign (Lester St.). At the end of the street, jog onto Bulldog Rd., past the athletic fields and Parking Lot I. The farm is at the end of the road next to the tennis courts and across from the Butler Prairie. 

The farm sells its produce direct to local restaurants and to the community through a weekly Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program* and Farm Stand. CSA pickup and Farm Stand hours are Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (June through October). We accept cash or check. 

If you are interested in visiting the farm or would like to schedule a tour, we encourage you to get in touch. We also offer tours to large groups including schools. In addition to CUE interns working at the farm, we welcome volunteers. There are no designated volunteer hours, but we are happy to accommodate groups or individuals at pre-scheduled times. Contact Farm Manager Tim Dorsey in advance to arrange your experience. 

For regular updates about the farm, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram. You can also sign up for our listserv by emailing farm@butler.edu


*CSA subscriptions are currently sold out!