Times-Picayune Article on Community Gardening
Thanks to Susan Langenhennig at the Times-Picayune for this great article!
Join the Urban Farm Bike Tour
This is one of the most exciting events of the year! Grab your bike and helmet and join in this exciting bike tour of Parkway Partners’ and other organizations’ Urban Farms throughout the city.
For more information and to sign up, check out the Eat Local Challenge Website.
Federal City Community Garden Thrives
Cindy Metcalf walked into Parkway Partners with a big idea and a packed schedule. Due to the fact that she’s the very active President of Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans, I tried to sway her away from founding the Federal City Community Garden.
Founding a garden takes a lot of work. Creating a sustainable and thriving garden takes even more work. But Metcalf could not be stopped. She successfully navigated Federal City’s legal department, despite many setbacks. She worked with Federal City residents, marines and Parkway Partners volunteers to construct raised cinder block beds and haul in soil.
Today, sitting atop dilapidated tennis courts on the 400 block of Guadalcanal, the Federal City Community Garden is thriving. Every bed is adopted and there are plans to build more very soon.
Parkway Partners is very grateful to support Lead Gardeners and citizens like Cindy Metcalf who transform their dreams into realities.
-Susannah Burley, Program Director
Looking to Volunteer?
Come join us at our schoolyard garden workday at KIPP Central City Academy this Saturday! Thanks to Whole Foods for supporting this event.
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ReFresh Community Farm
Please help support our newest urban farm, the ReFresh Community Farm, founded by Emily Mickley-Doyle and Matt Glassman, of SPROUT NOLA. This farm is a training farm wherein individuals and families can cultivate the knowledge to grow at home, in a community garden, or at the professional level.
The ReFresh Community Farm is 1 of only 5 finalists for a Garnier® Terracyle® grant that would enable them with a $135,000 farm build. Please visit their website to learn more and to vote. Please vote daily and help spread the word on Facebook!
May 10th – 2nd Saturday – Beneficial Bugs
Find out about which bugs are beneficial to your garden, and how to attract them.
When: Gates open from 9 am-noon, Saturday, May 10th; John!Lee Fitchett from the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium presents at 10 am inside Parkway Partners.
At the Greenhouse: A limited supply of Ladybugs, Praying Mantis, Lacewings in Rice Hulls. Plus plants that attract beneficial bugs.
For more information, email Nell Howard.