Youth Internship Program

The purpose of the internship program is to provide a fertile training space for personal and professional development, soft job skills, community engagement, gardening education and program support that serves to continue the cultural tradition of food-growing in the Lower 9th Ward, deepen interns’ engagement and connection with their community, and model service-based work inContinue reading “Youth Internship Program”

BGN Kids Club

In 2013, we launched a community programming series called Lower 9 Growing Strong at the Guerrilla Garden (one of our community gardens). In the Fall and Spring seasons, Lower 9 Growing Strong provides afternoon programming for children, adults and seniors that includes our Food As Medicine workshop series, our Super Saturday community parties, gardening workshops,Continue reading “BGN Kids Club”

Article Features

Southern Braised Greens Recipe April Cooking “Jenga Mwendo Strengthens Community Through Gardening in New Orleans” Garden & Gun Magazine “Green Gang” Louisiana Weekly “Grants and Growth for Community Gardening Initiative” WDSU “Community Gardening Utilizes Students’ Studies, Teaches Community” EBONY Magazine Features BGN Founder and Director as Every Day Hero Next Door! Grist Article “Jenga MwendoContinue reading “Article Features”