Garden Program

The Community Action Garden Program is designed to encourage self-support by providing low-income households with the essential materials to start growing a vegetable garden.

Eligible program participants receive a $20 voucher from Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc. 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 or start dates by county, please call your local Community Services office. You can find your county's Community Services County Coordinator'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

Local Gardens

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!