Corporate Team Building Experiences

How Can You Help Louisville Grow?
Get your co-workers together to dig in with Louisville Grows! Join our staff for a team building experience that benefits our community’s environmental and physical health. Our team building experiences offer corporations and businesses the opportunity to foster synergy, practice effective communication, and learn a new skill all the while restoring Louisville’s urban tree canopy or increasing food security for our neighborhoods with the greatest need. Your team will cohesively work together to connect with our community and improve our environment.

For groups of 12 or more volunteers, we ask for a minimum donation of $2,000. We will help you customize your day of service to include snacks, meals, t-shirts or specific activities. Your investment is crucial to furthering our mission of growing greener, healthier neighborhoods.

Complete the Team Building Experience Inquiry Form to learn how your group can help us foster green, just and sustainable communities in Louisville.

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Team building opportunities under our Urban Forestry program are offered at various times in the Spring and Fall on various days depending on our tree planting schedule. The typical workday is from 9am-4pm and led by our experienced field staff and Citizen Foresters. We provide training and all of the tools to properly plant the trees during your group’s day of service. Louisville Grows relies on volunteers to assist us in planting over a 1,000 trees annually. No previous experience is necessary. Based on your team-building day, the typical schedule would be as follows:

  • Introduction to Louisville Grows
  • Safety protocol
  • Training on properly planting a tree
  • Form groups for planting zones
  • Tree planting and mulching

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Team building opportunities within our Urban Agriculture program include work in our greenhouse or with a recipient of our community garden grant. Most of the work for this program occurs in early Spring to late Summer. The days and times vary depending on the tasks. Instructed guidance and materials to complete the projects are provided and led by Louisville Grows’ staff and AmeriCorps VISTA members. Louisville Grows depends on volunteers for assistance in the Urban Agriculture program to help us keep the cost of plants and community garden needs affordable for all. Projects on your team-building day may include:

  • Sowing seeds
  • Re-potting plant starts
  • Greenhouse maintenance
  • Building raised garden beds or compost bins
  • Creating irrigation solutions
  • Planting vegetables, berry bushes or fruit trees

Team building opportunities in the Urban Agriculture program are seasonal and may be limited due to the number of projects.

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Green Your Team by Growing your Community

Start by filling out our contact form below or call Lisa at 502-905-4342 for more information.
Our neighborhood-based reforestation program focuses on rebuilding the tree canopy in neighborhoods with the greatest declining number of urban trees. We plant trees on private residential property for community members who need and love them! All plants grown in our greenhouse will be sold at our annual Seeds & Starts Sale which directly fund our Community Garden Grant program.
Volunteering with Louisville Grows gives teams an opportunity to learn together, work collaboratively, and communicate to complete a project that will benefit community members around Louisville.

In addition, your company will receive:

  • Name recognition on our website
  • Social media recognition
  • Opportunity for check presentation
  • Opportunity for team photo onsite
We welcome all groups in need or want of a Team Building Experience!
You can schedule a team building during late Fall through early Summer. Urban Forestry events must be scheduled in Fall or Spring, as those are the best times to plant trees. Urban Agriculture events can be scheduled in the late winter through early summer depending on the availability of projects.
The donation allows us to purchase the trees, tools, supplies, and support staff time to create a rewarding, productive and fun Team Building experience. Your donation doubles the impact of volunteering your time and energy in our community.

Once your organization confirms a date to volunteer, you will be sent an invoice for your selected experience. All donations are tax deductible.

How should we prepare to volunteer? Volunteers only need to bring signed waivers (preferably completed online ahead of time), wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather and a smile!
Volunteer events lasting 6 hours or more include lunch provided by Louisville Grows. The requested donation may increase depending on the size of group and type of lunch to be provided.
Our experiences vary in length, providing a variety of options for different groups’ needs. We do offer ½ day experiences or two different shifts during a team building experience.

Louisville Grows cancels all outdoor events when the heat index exceeds 100 degrees, the temperature falls below freezing, or when severe thunder and lightning is present. We will plant trees or work in community gardens during rain. Groups should plan to come to the experience location unless otherwise advised by us.

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