Growing a just and sustainable community in Louisville, Kentucky through urban agriculture, urban forestry, and environmental education.
Want to volunteer with us? Join us for a tree planting in the Beechmont neighborhood on December 3 from 9:45am-2pm. Breakfast and lunch provided. Dress warm, no experience necessary. Come learn how to plant trees, increase our urban tree canopy, and help grow greener communities!
Louisville Grows is creating a more just and sustainable community through urban agriculture, urban forestry, and environmental education. We work with communities throughout Louisville to identify and meet neighborhood needs, such as increasing the urban tree canopy to eliminate heat island effect, providing access to fresh and local fruit through community orchards, employing and training urban farmers to run a successful CSA, and managing a monthly environmental workshop series. We strive to create capacity in the communities with whom we work so that we can grow together.
Our Green Team works with our growers to offer help in the community gardens. Green Team members have numerous volunteer opportunities, including becoming a volunteer at our Hope Farm, as well as attending weekly work nights at our two community gardens. Green Team Members are required to go through a volunteer orientation and training, and participation is open to individuals or groups.Learn More
Become a citizen Forester to learn how to build and maintain our urban tree canopy. Citizen Foresters learn basic tree anatomy and physiology, environmental stewardship, tree identification and selection, young tree pruning, and how to teach others how to properly plant and care for their trees. We also welcome volunteers during our fall tree planting in the Beechmont neighborhood (December 3) and spring tree planting in the California neighborhood (March 18).Learn More
Click forward to see how Louisville Grows has blossomed over the years!