You will apply through one of these programs: Adjacent Side Yard program, 剪掉它，保持它的程序, or Option/Lease (Agricultural Projects for Community or Market Gardens). If you are applying through the Adjacent Side Yard program 或者是 剪掉它，保持它的程序, you will need to provide the deed f或者是 property you already own http://Search.jeffersondeeds.com
If you are applying to Lease as an Agricultural Project for Community or Market Gardens you will need to provide the following:
Company description and list or portfolio of comparable previous projects, as applicable/available
改进规范——详细描述改进, 每个项目的估计成本, 以及承包商或执行这项工作的人的名字
Project financing – Describe and provide proof f或者是 source of funding
FIN created this Land Access Guide to help Louisville residents access vacant property to grow food.
We hope the information we have compiled helps Louisville residents access vacant property to use for growing food. We look forward to learning together as we continue building a comprehensive database of community resources.
We are happy to help you navigate the outlined process by connecting you to local resources and working with you to find answers and solutions. 我们也可以作为您的申请的支持机构. If you are interested in accessing land and want support, please email email@example.com.
Amanda Fuller purchased five contiguous vacant lots from the Land Bank in 2013 to establish 大量的食物 on 1/3 acre. 该地块包括一个杏仁果园 & hazelnuts, berries, passion fruit, herbs, fruit trees, pollinator plantings, and 2 beehives.
玛丽埃尔·加德纳在南26街买了一块空地th Street in the Parkland neighborhood from the Louisville 太 in 2018 w在这里 she started 第五元素农场. In 2019, with a grant from the USDA, she built two high tunnels on the lot. Her initial plan was to start a pickle business with her friend, Michael. When COVID-19 hit, they pivoted towards growing food f或者是ir neighbors. 这个季节他们赠送了大约250磅农产品.
Mariel and Michael hope to inspire their neighbors to grow their own food, creating a system in which community members divide the labor of growing so that the block can feed itself. They envision 5th Element Farm becoming an educational resource w在这里 they can host outdoor classes and model agricultural methods. Mariel and Michael plan to triple the amount they produce next year, 在他们的农场中添加草药，以促进认知, 情感, 以及邻居的身体健康. They also plan to buy more lots on the block in order to expand their project, 也许在现场开始处理, 开发一套生态水培系统(Michael的专长), 并增加额外的高隧道.
为了玛丽埃尔和迈克尔, 空置的土地是一种资产, not a deficit and they are making use of these assets to feed their community.
西路易斯维尔妇女合作社 (WLWC) was the recipient of the Mayor’s Lots of Possibility Grant 6年前——(不幸的是，这个项目已经不存在了). 在市政府的财政支持下, WLWC transformed a previously vacant lot into a 和平迷宫 to allow space for reflection and meditation in response to gun violence. The space doubles as a pollinator garden which supports the food growing boom happening in the West End. A board member of WLWC purchased the adjacent property as well and to create the ELA (Energy, 生活, Art) House which now serves as WLWC’s headquarters and a community gathering space. WLWC is currently working to purchase the lot between the Labyrinth and the ELA house. They would also like to purchase the home next door to the Labyrinth in order to start an Artist in Residence program.