Backyard Gardeners Network encourages and supports the cultural traditions of growing food as a means of strengthening community. We currently manage two community gardens in the Lower 9th Ward. Neighborhood residents “adopt” plots in the gardens to grow food. We provide water and seed. We ask that all gardeners use organic fertilizers and pest control products.
Our gardens are –
- Laurentine Ernst Community Garden – 601 Forstall Street
- Guerrilla Garden – 600 Charbonnet Street