The Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering free cover crop seed packets to vegetable farmers and gardeners!
Come to any of our events to pick up your seed and talk gardening! We’ll have promotional packets of oats, cereal rye, crimson clover, and hairy vetch on hand.
Thursday, July 19, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Keystone-Monon Community Garden at Arsenal Park
1400 East 46th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
Wednesday, July 25, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
10 Johnson Avenue – Coffee Shop
10 Johnson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46210
Thursday, August 16, 4:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m.
Indy Urban Acres
7700 E 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219
Thursday, August 23, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Mayor’s Garden at Eagle Creek Park Community Garden
West 56th Street & Reed Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254
Indianapolis Public Libraries
Some of the Indianapolis Public Libraries will also have OAT cover crop seeds available from August to October! Libraries carrying seeds:
Spades Park Branch public library
1801 Nowland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46201
Cover Crop Seed Details
Our oat and cereal rye packets are made to plant 100 square feet. Limit 5 per gardener
Our crimson clover and hairy vetch packets are made to plant 400 square feet. Limit 1 per gardener
Visit www.marionswcd.org/soil-health-guide for information on planting cover crops.
View pdfs of instructional inserts for each cover crop species:
Funding assistance for cover crop seed packages comes from Clean Water Indiana.