Coffee, Donuts, Neighbors (and Weeding): Fall Community Garden Cleanup, 10/6

We have had a truly amazing third growing season at Arsenal Park. From the 21 garden beds bursting with life to our second annual neighborhood garden tour to our weekly by-donation yoga in the garden classes to our amazing spring seedling sale to the monarch caterpillars who found a home in our milkweed plants this summer, it has really been a great year.

And now we are reaching out for your help: join us for our fall garden cleanup! Just two hours of your time will make a HUGE difference at the garden so we’re ready to plant again next spring. We’ll have coffee, donuts, and a lot of fun.

WHAT: Fall Garden Cleanup

WHEN: Sat., October 6, 10am-noon

WHERE: Keystone-Monon Community Garden at Arsenal Park, 1400 E. 46th St.

WHO: YOU! All are welcome – we will have different projects for all age ranges.

WHAT TO BRING: Yourself, your friends, a water bottle, and some garden gloves and digging/weeding tools if you have them

We’ll see you there!


And Just Like That, the Garden Is READY… Thanks to Our Neighborhood Friends and Supporters!

Did you know that 10 cubic yards of compost would equal somewhere around 120 wheelbarrow loads? Now can you imagine the backbreaking effort it would require to move all of that from the parking area at Arsenal Park through the grass to the garden?


It is impossible to overstate how much two amazing neighborhood partners helped us out this weekend. For the second year, local landscaper Robert Sickle and neighborhood business partner Hoosier Tools have lifted our load immensely. Thanks to them, our gardeners who finished the job, and some beautiful weather this morning, our garden beds are now ready to be planted!

Please help us thank our neighborhood partners who made all of this possible: 

  • Huge thanks to Hoosier Tools, who for the second year in a row donated the use of a Bobcat, allowing us to move our load of compost from the parking area to the garden. They even covered the gas, which was incredibly kind. Thanks to Stephen Lee for this generous donation (317-466-5060). Hoosier Tools has all kinds of items available for rent, especially for all your spring garden and home projects.
  • Local landscaper Robert Sickle (317-224-8184) spent his Friday afternoon commandeering a Bobcat and moving 10 cubic yards of compost to the garden, which saved us from the backbreaking labor of moving it my wheelbarrow. Robert does beautiful work and provides free estimates – call him today! And thank you, thank you, thank you again.


  • GreenCycle not only provided us with absolutely gorgeous (and slightly discounted) compost, but they also were gracious about our need to move our delivery date back a week due to weather.

We simply could not have created this garden without the help and support of people like Robert Sickle, Steve Lee at Hoosier Tools, and the fine folks at GreenCycle – not to mention the gardeners who came out this morning to get this beautiful stuff into all of our beds! What a beautiful way to spend the day. Thanks to all!







Community Garden Work Day: Mulch Moving and Garden Prep, 3/12

The Keystone-Monon Community Garden’s first community-wide garden work day is this Saturday, March 12, from 10 am-2 pm, and we need your help!

WHAT: Mulch Moving Day! Learn how to cover sheets of cardboard with mulch throughout the garden area to suppress grass and weeds. Mulch will be located on the west side of the park at 46th and Haverford, and we need help moving mulch by wheelbarrow to the garden, located south of the picnic shelter.

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 10 am-2 pm (or whenever the work is complete) – Join us for as long as you are able! If needed, we may finish up work on Sunday.

WHERE: Arsenal Park, located at 46th and Haverford, west side parking area

WHAT TO BRING: If you have a wheelbarrow, shovels, rakes, or pitchforks, please bring them. Otherwise, just bring yourself, comfortable work shoes, and a full water bottle. Dress for the weather.

WHO: YOU! Be a part of creating Indy’s newest community garden!


If you are able to attend, please let us know at Also, let us know if you have a wheelbarrow or tools you can bring!

Invite your neighbors and friends – we need YOU to put the “community” in “community garden.”

Keystone-Monon Community Garden, spring 2016.//

Keystone-Monon Community Garden, spring 2016.//