Backyard Gardeners Network


The BGN is a Lower 9th Ward based nonprofit organization whose mission is to sustain and strengthen the historically self-sufficient and deeply rooted community of the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, LA using food growing traditions as a platform to build community, revitalize the neighborhood and preserve the cultural heritage. They currently manage two community gardens in the Lower 9th Ward, the Laurentine Ernst Community Garden and the Guerilla Garden, and are spearheading the development of the Ernst Garden Resource Center.

Lower 9 Growing Strong offers several programs to the community:
Food as Medicine Workshop
Kids Club
Super Saturday
Youth Internship Program
Tool Lending Library
Community Garden Space Use

603 Forstall St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

Backyard Gardeners website

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