Corporate Team Building Experiences

How Can You Help Louisville Grow?

Get your team together, roll up your sleeves, and dig in with Louisville Grows!  Come out for a team building experience and become a member of the mighty Louisville Grows’ team. Our team building experiences offer corporations and businesses the opportunity to foster synergy, practice effective communication, and learn a new skill all while restoring Louisville’s urban tree canopy or fostering food security for our neighborhoods who need it most. Groups of 12-20 volunteers, we ask for a minimum donation of $2000 or we can help you customize your day of service for a donation that is appropriate for  larger teams and specific activities. Your investment is crucial in 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 neighborhoods in Louisville.

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Team Build opportunities under our Urban Forestry program are offered at various times in the spring and fall of the year on Tuesdays-Saturdays depending on our tree planting schedule. The typical workday is from 9am-4pm and led by the experienced Louisville Grows team 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 1000 trees annually and 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

Team building within our Urban Agriculture program provides the opportunity to work in our greenhouse or with a recipient of our community garden grant. Most of the work for this program occurs in late winter into the early 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 seed
  • Repotting plant starts
  • Greenhouse maintenance
  • Seed & Starts Sale days
  • Safety protocol
  • 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.

FAQs

Green Your Team by Growing your Community

Start by filling out our contact form below or call Melanie at 502-235-8588 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 and 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 listing on donor list
  • Social media recognition
  • Listing in annual community impact report
  • 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 not offer shifts during a team building experience.

Louisville Grows cancels all outdoor events in case of temperatures over 100 degrees, temperatures below freezing, and lightening. We will communicate with group leaders as soon as we feel a confident decision regarding weather can be made. Groups should plan to come to the experience location unless otherwise advised by us.

Start planning your team’s experience!

Complete our form and we’ll follow up with you soon. If you have additional questions, please contact volunteer@louisvillegrows.org.

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