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Part of the healing environment of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus, The Sky Farm has 5,000 square feet of growing space dedicated to 25 – 30 different produce crops and flowers. The initial planting began in the spring of 2014, just after the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital opened. Each year the harvest has grown. In 2018 more than 3,000 pounds of produce was harvested. Projections for 2019 indicate there will be 3,700 pounds of produce. 

The Sky Farm is typically open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, occasionally it is closed for private events. During an event, signs with the time of reopening are posted just outside the doors. To access The Sky Farm, please take the Green Elevators in the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital to the seventh floor.

  • How the produce is used

    The produce is harvested and used in food and nutrition classes run by Eskenazi Health outpatient dietitians at various Eskenazi Health sites. To join one of the classes, please click here.
  • How the flowers are used

    Each week in season, flowers grown on The Sky Farm are made into bouquets which are then delivered by members of the Eskenazi Health Center for Spiritual Care & Education team to patients in the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital.
  • Purpose of the beehive

    Pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are important to growing crops. One-third of the food people eat is made possible by pollinators. That's why The Sky Farm is home to more than 20,000 honeybees. The hive is maintained by Bee Public, a local pollinator advocacy group.
  • Tours
  • Volunteer Groups
Group tours are available as a unique way to experience The Sky Farm. Tours are approximately 45 minutes and include a question-and-answer session with staff members who work directly on the farm. This experience is available Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for at least eight participants. Tours must be scheduled in advance by calling 317.880.4792.
Groups of five to 15 people can volunteer at The Sky Farm. Please use the Contact Us feature below to share your interest in joining us. At this time, only groups can be accommodated for volunteering.
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