Want to start your own community garden? Check out Louisville Grows’ Community Garden Tool Kit and Community Garden Grant (awards up to $1,000)!

The Louisville Grows Community Garden Grant 2017 application is currently CLOSED. Stay tuned for your opportunity to apply in Spring 2018!


The Louisville Grows 2017 Community Garden Grant provided up to $1,000 (monetary funds or in-kind materials) for SEVEN new or expanding gardens managed by community organizations, garden clubs, after-school programs, neighborhood associations, faith-based organizations, and motivated community members in Louisville, KY. If a grant is awarded, groups are required to provide 10% in matching funds. Groups may apply for funding of garden construction, soil preparation, seeds and starts, tools, rain barrels or other irrigation methods, fencing, and/or compost. In addition to providing funding, all gardens that receive funding will be designated as an official Louisville Grows garden, which provides the 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.

2017 Community Garden Grant Recipients:

Savannah’s Eden Community Garden (California Neighborhood)

Jewish Community Center Garden (Hikes Point Neighborhood)

Paul Poston Garden – New Directions Housing Corporation (California neighborhood)

Brandeis Garden – New Directions Housing Corporation (California neighborhood)

Roosevelt Garden – New Directions Housing Corporation (Portland neighborhood)

Shawnee Garden of Principles (Shawnee neighborhood)

South Points Community Garden (Hazelwood neighborhood), SPONSORED BY THE TAYOR BOULEVARD SAVE-A-LOT