The Louisville Grows Community Garden Grant provides funding and in-kind materials for new, expanding or revitalizing community gardens. The community gardens may be managed by community organizations, garden clubs, after-school programs, neighborhood associations, faith-based organizations, and motivated community members. Groups may apply for funding of
- garden beds or other construction materials
- soil, woodchips, compost, soil amendments
- seeds and/or starts
- rain barrels or other irrigation methods
- other gardening needs
All community garden grant recipients will be highlighted as partnering with Louisville Grows and provided with the additional benefits of garden signage, year-round technical and educational support, groups of volunteers as requested, social media promotion, and networking opportunities to ensure the community garden’s long-term success.
A Community Garden Grant Workshop will be offered each year before the grant application is open. The workshop will focus on the Community Garden Toolkit, grant application requirements and other benefits of the grant. A representative from the community garden MUST attend a workshop in order to submit a grant application.
Louisville Grows is excited to support and work with you to grow a more just and sustainable community! The advantages of participating in a community garden are countless, and it all starts with careful planning and the knowledge needed to make your garden a success!