There are 40 active gardens in the Parkway Partners network, and this number is growing.
Our Urban Gardening Program includes Urban Farms, Community Gardens and Orchards, and some gardens may incorporate all of the above. The type of garden that is created is up to the community of people who are working the land.
Whether a garden is strictly a Community Garden or an Urban Farm that produces food that is sold at market, each of our gardens is positively affecting the community around it through food production, food desert eradication, community building and beautification.
Parkway Partners does emphasize “community first” in our work with urban gardens. Thus, in order to become an affiliated Parkway Partners Garden you must first demonstrate that the community wants, and will support the proposed garden. All gardens are a lot of work and we want to make sure that the land is going to be cared for.
Our Urban Gardens Program offers support for starting and maintaining a garden. This support includes:
- Guiding the garden founders through the process of approvals, landowner agreements, getting neighborhood support, garden design, soil assessments, etc.
- The use of our greenhouse to start seeds, which includes the use of any seeds we may have on hand, trays and pots, and soil. We ask in return that you donate a percentage of your starts for us to circulate to our Schoolyard Gardens or Second Saturday programs.
- Tools for borrowing: from wheel barrows to tillers and shovels, we loan our tools to affiliated Parkway Partners Urban and Schoolyard Gardens. We provide checkout guidelines.
- Assistance rounding up volunteers- ranging from large groups to individuals
- Connections to suppliers – we often receive calls from people with extra mulch, chicken feed, plants, etc., and we link that resource to our gardeners
- Grant writing partnerships
- Acting as your fiduciary agent
- Promotion of any upcoming events on our website, newsletter and facebook page
- We are a grant and donation funded non-profit organization. There are no fees whatsoever to become a Parkway Partners Garden.
If you are an existing Parkway Partners Garden, please stay in touch and let us know how you are doing. We are better able to support you if we know your needs.
While we encourage sustainable methods of fertilization, pest control, rainwater harvesting, composting and soil building, it is up to the individual farms and gardens as to what they grow, and how they grow it.
Please let us know if you are interested in starting an Urban Garden. We are happy to speak with you and help you begin the process.
You can contact Susannah Burley, Program Director of Urban Gardens, Schoolyard Gardens and ReLeaf at: email@example.com or 504 620 2224, ext 400.
Gardeners – Please consider sending your extra garden produce to Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH). Contact Thomas Ecker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. See link below: http://www.nola.gov/RESIDENTS/Health-Department/Homeless-Healthcare/
Algiers Behrman – 615 Opelousas Street – 70114
Burbank Garden – 1499 Burbank Drive – 70122
Charbonnet Gardens – Charbonnet Street – 70117
Cherokee Street – 314 Cherokee Street – 70118
Clouet Street – 2921 Clouet Street -70126
Constance Street – 1344 Constance Street – 70130
Faubourg St. John – 2803 St. Philip Street – 70119
First Grace United Methodist Church Garden – 3401 Canal Street – 70119
Filmore Gardens – 5240 Vermillion Boulevard – 70122
Garden of Life NFL Youth Education Town Garden (Boys + Girls Club) – 1140 S. Broad – 70125
Garfield Garden – 7500 Garfield Street -70118
Gathering Tree – 1020 S. Telemachus Street – 70125
Guerrilla Garden – Chartres Street at Charbonnay – 70116
God’s Vineyard – 918 Felicity – 70113
Green Project – 2831 Marais – 70117
Haley’s Harvest – 1603 Oretha Castle Haley Boulelvard – 70113
Harambee-Dumaine Community Garden – 2722 Dumaine Street – 70119
J. W. Johnson School -1800 Monroe Street – 70118
Laurentine Ernst – 603 Forstall Street - 70117
Le Marigny – 900 St. Ferdinand Street – 70117
Magellan – 3320 Magellan Street -70114
Mikey’s Garden – 3334 2nd Street – 70125
Milne – 5420 Franklin Avenue – 70122
Mission Utopia – 2291-93 N. Rampart Street – 70117
Ms. Marion’s – 909 Dante Street – 70118
Nouveau Marigny – 1201 Frenchman Street – 70116
Old Aurora – 203 Maumus Avenue -70131
Petite Lafitte – 1730 Clio Street – 70113
The Porch – 1653 N Robertson Street – 70116
Port Street Community Garden – 2430 Port Street – 70117
Resurrection Garden – Jackson Avenue at Laurel – 70130
Saint Brother Andre – 3615 North Rampart Street – 70117
South Pierce – 217 S. Pierce Street – 70119
Sun Done Farm – 3803 Havana Street – 70122
Teche Street – 813 Teche Street – 70114
Treme Jazz – 925 N. Villere – 70116
Whipple Urban Farm – 5842 Whipple – 70117
Whispering Wind – 3803 Havana Street – 70122
Burbank Garden – 1499 Burbank Drive – 70122
Guerrilla Garden – 5723 Chartres Street – 70117
Our School at Blair Grocery – 1740 Benton Street – 70117
Press for our Urban Gardens
- News with a Twist – Molly Rosenblatt reports – 4/23/2012
- My New Orleans-June 2011
- Saint Brother Andre dedication event- May 2011
- Community Gardens in the news, Natural Awakenings, May 2011
- Jenga Mwengo, Cox Hero Finalist (2010 video)
- Philip Soulet–Cox Hero Finalist (2010 video)
- Planting fruit trees is part of hurricane recovery – November 10, 2009
- Macon Fry “Garden Guy” at the Holy Angels Farmer’s Market video (4:58)
- Gentilly Community Garden article in the Times Picayune – July 19, 2007
- Common Ground Relief at Sun Done, Gardener’ Supply, 2006