On the morning of planting day, the Louisville Grows’ team arrives early to prepare for the day. Registration opens at 8AM for our volunteers and trained Citizen Foresters who will lead the teams in various planting zones. Louisville Grows offers a light breakfast, juice and coffee to start the day and make sure volunteers are sent out nourished and ready to plant. Our executive director greets everyone before huddles are formed and the planting begins.
Once on site with the trees, Citizen Foresters perform a planting demonstration for the group of volunteers in each zone. Then the fun starts and we begin to dig in the dirt. Community foresters are on hand to help resolve any situations or answer any questions that might arise during the plantings.The goal of each team is to finish planting their zone before heading back for lunch.
Louisville Grows serves a hearty lunch for our volunteers. We are so grateful for their assistance and couldn’t grow greener healthier neighborhoods without their support.
We encourage volunteers wear clothing appropriate for the weather and close-toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Louisville Grows will provide gloves.
Previous plantings have taken place in the California, Beechmont, Russell, Shelby Park, Germantown, Smoketown, Shawnee, Chickasaw, Smoketown, Portland, Schnitzelburg and Phoenix Hill neighborhoods.