Talk to Your Neighbors and Then Talk to Us
- Develop a group of interested neighbors.
- Identify a vacant lot.
- Go to the New Orleans City Assessor’s website to find out who owns the lot. Then talk to the owner to obtain permission to garden on the land.
- If the owner cannot be reached or the City of New Orleans or NORA owns the land, call Parkway Partners at 504 620 2224, ext 400 or email email@example.com for help.
Meet With Neighbors to Establish Interest
- Schedule a meeting of interested neighbors. Many people want to see a garden in their neighborhood. But now you need to gather the people who want to garden year round, and at least every other day.
- Once a commitment to the garden is assured, select a project coordinator to schedule a meeting with the Program Director at Parkway Partners.
Make a Plan
- Test your soil. If heavy metals are detected in the garden’s soil, it needs to either be capped, or raised beds need to be constructed.
- Once the site is approved, a clean-up day(s) is organized.
- A garden plan is designed in cooperation with the gardeners and help from Parkway Partners.
- Finally, the framing is set in, soil is amended and the garden is planted.
Important Components of a Garden
- Permission to use the land.
- Consensus, commitment and acceptance of responsibility from a group of neighbors.
- Water source.
- Leadership structure and rules for gardeners.
- Understanding that establishing a garden is a slow process, but Parkway Partners is available to coordinate and assist.
To learn more about becoming involved in Community Gardening, call 504-620-2224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When your garden becomes active, we will include you on our list.