Backyard Gardeners Network

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About us

Backyard Gardeners Network is a Lower 9th Ward based nonprofit organization that uses the cultural tradition of food-growing in the Lower 9th Ward as a platform for community-building, neighborhood revitalization and cultural preservation. We operate two community gardens and a garden resource center in the Lower 9th Ward.

In 2013, we launched a community programming series called Lower 9 Growing Strong last year at the Guerrilla Garden (one of our community garden) in 2009. In the Fall and Spring seasons, Lower 9 Growing Strong provides six afternoons of programming for neighborhood children, adults and seniors that includes food preparation and gardening workshops, children's activities (art, team-building, literacy, and gardening), community gatherings, potlucks and cooking contests, and Black history and culture events.


Contact information

Date Founded: 2009

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Phone: (504) 875-2948

603 Forstall Street, New Orleans, LA, 70117, US

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