Community Garden Grant

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
  • tools
  • rain barrels or other irrigation methods
  • fencing
  • 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.

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!

Proceeds from our annual Seeds & Starts Sale directly support the Community Garden Grant Program.
If you have any questions, contact Lisa at or 502.905.4342.
Slide 1

" Thanks to the grant we received from Louisville Grows, we:

1. Doubled our growing space by building new frames.
2. Completed construction on our storage shed.
3. Received a wheelbarrow and lots of garden tools.

Now every one of our gardeners has exactly what they need to tend their crops and maintain the common areas of our garden. This was a transformative year for us. We could not have done it without Louisville Grows. We are so grateful - thank you! "

Rachel Peterson: Shelby Park Community Garden, 2018 Grant Recipient
Slide 2

" A huge thank you to Louisville Grows for helping us build our three beautiful raised garden beds and for the donation of plants!

These beds will be used to provide fruits and vegetables for many of our programs, encouraging healthy choices and giving members of all ages the opportunity to work on their cooking and food prep skills. "

Derek Beavin: Down Syndrome of Louisville, 2021 Grant Recipient
Slide 3

" Now that the garden looks nicely tended, we are attracting interest from our neighbors nearby. Curious neighbors have been stopping by to see what's growing, and we are looking forward to having food to share! "

Amanda Fuller: Phoenix Hill Community Garden, 2021 Grant Recipient
Slide 4

" The primary stewards of the garden are the young adults of the Urban Conservation Corps (UCC), an AmeriCorps program focused on teaching green job skills to young adults from marginalized communities.

As you know, people of color and other minorities are underrepresented in the environmental workforce. There is a history of racism within the environmental movement that has undoubtedly contributed to that underrepresentation.

We feel that it's important to address the complexity of our mission when teaching these skills. The books that Louisville Grows contributed to our environmental library have helped us do just that. They offer the opportunity for our members to further research the ideas addressed in our program's environmental education curriculum, Roots of Success. "

Jade Glore: YouthBuild Louisville, 2021 Grant Recipient
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Community Garden Grant Recipients