NOLA Green Roots facilitates garden training for hundreds of participants. By developing community gardens, we teach youth, low-income residents, and senior citizens how to grow fresh fruits and vegetables at a low cost. Our community gardens provide access to fresh produce and plants as well as lessons on satisfying labor needs, improving neighborhoods, building a sense of community, and connecting to the environment.
We host workshops on gardening, chicken care, composting and growing your own mushrooms. All workshops are free to NOLA Green Roots members, who also receive 2 baskets per month of produce fresh from our gardens. For non-members workshop fees vary.
NOLA Green Roots runs a compost service for New Orleans restaurants, and we also have a barter program for local farmers and gardeners. In January we opened a Specialty Store at our main office location, where you can find produce, preserves and spreads made with ingredients from our gardens, locally produced compost and compost tea, and gardening tools. Our store hours are on Monday and Wednesday from 9am to noon, and Friday from 9am to 1pm.