Please join us for our 9th Neighborhood Planting Event as we plant 160 trees in the Russell Neighborhood! We are in need of 150 volunteers – come out for a day of great community building and tree beautification!
10:00am-10:15am: Breakfast and Registration
Volunteers arrive for check-in. Enjoy Heine Brothers Coffee, juice and bagels.
10:15am-10:30am: Welcome and Orientation
Following a brief orientation we’ll split volunteers into ‘zones.’ Each zone is led by two trained Citizen Foresters who will provide directions to the first address in your zone where you will plant a tree.
10:30-1:00pm: Planting Trees
The Citizen Foresters will lead a planting demonstration and then assist volunteers with planting trees in their zone until all trees are planted.
1:00-Lunch and Check-in
Lunch is provided at the staging site. We plan on maintaining our tradition of soup (one big pot of veggie, one chicken), fruit, and bread. Meet new people and share about your experience!
2:00-3:00 Wrap Up and Help Out
After eating, volunteers return to their zone or another zone to assist with tree planting (if needed).
We recommend that you dress in layers. Waterproof outerwear is ideal. Of course, you’ll be digging in dirt and handling mulch, so please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We’ll provide adult-sized gloves, and we recommend wearing sturdy shoes. Also, bring a water bottle.
All our volunteers can expect certain things from their experience with Louisville Grows (LG). In return, Louisville Grows has certain expectations for every volunteer.
Our volunteers have the right to:
Be provided with an introduction to Louisville Grows
Be treated as an individual whose time and talent is valuable to the organization
Receive training for their tasks and an explanation of how this work relates to the larger mission of Louisville Grows
Be provided with a safe working environment
Our volunteers have the responsibility to:
Be sincere in their offer of service to Louisville Grows
Carry out their work reliably and to the best of their ability
Accept the guidance and decisions of LG staff and/or Citizen Foresters
Ask for help when needed