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2018 Garden Program Begins April 9

It's springtime, which means it's growing season across our ten-county region! Have you ever wanted to grow your own cabbage, tomatoes, or other FRESH veggies at home? Community Action is offering $20 vouchers to eligible applicants to do just that!! The voucher can be used to purchase garden products, such as garden seeds, garden plants, and/or fertilizers.

  • Income for all household members combined must not exceed 125% of current federal poverty income guidelines.
  • Clients must be willing to participate in a follow-up evaluation related to garden productivity.
  • Gardens can be grown for the household or for revenue.

For more information, please call your local Community Services office. Seniors participating in our Senior Center programs can also talk to your center's manager to get additional information. You can find your county's contact information on our Locations page. You may also contact Melanie Lawrence, the CSBG Program Coordinator, by calling (270)782-3162 ext. 244 or emailing her at

If you or your organization would like to donate food, time or money, please click here or on the donate button at the top of this page. For more information about any of Community Action of Southern Kentucky's programs, contact (270) 782-3162 or click here.

Look what Garden Program 2017 participants in Butler, Edmonson, and Metcalfe counties were able to do with just a $20 voucher and a bit of elbow grease! Our participant in Butler County told Coordinator Pam Staples that she has already canned some of the tomatoes and turned the cabbage into some delicious sauerkraut! And in Edmonson County, one apartment complex came together to tend and share their garden! The results speak for themselves!