Often, very late in the growing season, Indianapolis-area nurseries have plants available at little or no cost to community gardens. The plants are likely to be root-bound and stressed, but can be revived.
- Natures Crossroads (Bloomington) often makes donations of seeds to Community Gardens. Contact them at email@example.com or (317) 327-9612 in January preceding your growing season.
- The Purdue University/Marion County Extension office generally has seeds available for Community Gardens. Contact Marion County Master Gardeners, www.IndyMG.org, at (317) 275-9292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- America the Beautiful Fund – america-the-beautiful.org/free_seeds/index.php
- Contact seed companies such as Fedco (http://www.fedcoseeds.com/) or Seed Savers Exchange (http://www.seedsavers.org/) for donations of previous year’s seeds.