Finding & Researching Land
Land Bank Authority
Check out the inventory and find out how to request property from the Land Bank
Property Values Administration
Find out Ownership and Assessed Value for any parcel in Jefferson County (Free access at the Louisville Free Public Library, or otherwise you have to pay to use this)
Find out about utilities, environmental conditions, Zoning, and more, for any parcel in Jefferson County, Ky.
Market Garden & Community Garden ordinance
Find out what Louisville Metro requires if you're starting a new market garden or community garden. Read the Market Garden and Community Garden standards in 4.3.17 and 4.3.18 of the LDC
Garden Permit application:
How-To help for Urban Agriculture
Louisville Urban Agriculture Coalition
Directory of organizations, technical help, garden map, calendar of events, and Q&A Forum
Grow Safe, Grow Well
Urban agriculture do's and don'ts, adapted from our neighbors in Indianapolis
Brownfields & Urban Agriculture
Advice from EPA about how to grow food safely even if you have contaminated soil.
Jefferson County Cooperative Extension
Test your soil, get technical assistance for your gardens & orchards, and connect to other urban gardens and gardeners...
Jefferson County Soil &Water Conservation District
Contact your agent and schedule a site visit
Resources, Reading List, and Inspiration for Urban Farming and Orcharding
Urban Farm Business Plan Handbook
Offers a business plan template for new farmers and other entrepreneurs
KCARD (Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development)
Helpful for agriculture-related business planning and development
USDA Farm Services Agency
Will help you get a legal Farm ID number. Free & easy; Recommended if you want to apply for grants or USDA programs.
Kentucky Small Business Development Center
Offers webinars and workshops, and some free consultations
Kentucky Secretary of State
If you're starting a new Business or Non-Profit in Kentucky, you need to file papers here. It's pretty easy !
Louisville Metro Revenue Commission
New Businesses and Non-Profits should register here
Other Urban Farming
Urban Ag Coalition
South Circle Farm
Farming on vacant lots in Indianapolis
Columbus Ohio’s Land Bank Community Garden project
...Just to name a few.