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Farming New Orleans is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote the cultivation of gardens, groves, and livestock as vehicles for education, building community, feeding the hungry, and promoting entrepreneurship in New Orleans. We grow food in community gardens in the Upper and Lower 9th Wards of New Orleans. Food is shared with neighbors and donated to local food banks.

What you do

Students will be planting, harvesting, weeding, mulching, mowing, building raised beds, and clearing debris.  Students will also assist in distribution of harvest and outreach programs to neighbors.

What you learn

You will learn how to grow food and maintain a community garden as well as how community gardens strive to combat food "deserts" in New Orleans.

  • High school students
  • Adults
  • People involved in social justice advocacy or community organizing
Preservice Requirements

There are no pre-service requirements.

Days and Times

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Contact Information

Matthew H Jones
Director of Operations

Scott Roos

Location Address
2619 Desire St, New Orleans, LA

Directions ETA

Biking • 46 min Public Transit • 87 min Driving • 16 min, street parking

Rideshare option may be available.

Alternate Locations:
5020 N. Miro St
NOLA 70117

1811 Caffin Ave
NOLA 70117