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
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
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.
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*CSA subscriptions are currently