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Backyard Gardeners Network

It would be hard to count the number of backyard and kitchen gardens currently being tended in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans. Many are cultivated by residents whose families have been rooted in the community for generations. After the levee breach during Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed the neighborhood, Backyard Gardeners Network formed to uplift the cultural tradition of food gardening—to help revitalize both the physical landscape and the intangible, powerful sense of community.

About the Project

Food as Medicine Project

The Food as Medicine workshop series will bring local chefs and health advocates to the Backyard Gardeners Network community. The free series will guide residents in a lively, hands-on exploration of medicinal food, healthy cooking and gardening for vibrant health.


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