Garden Tour and Planting Day at Galvez Garden

What a wonderful turnout for our Spring Garden Tour and Planting Day! We were thrilled to have so many visitors show up despite the unexpected cold front today!

The President and members of the board of the Master Gardener’s of Greater New Orleans paid us a visit and we’re so grateful they made the time view what we’ve been doing at Galvez Garden. We had a very special guest from Pelican Greenhouse come by to see how the new Native Plant Initiative is doing. After all her help with consultation it was really special that she made the trip to see how the planting turned out. We had a representative from the Faubourg St. Roch Neighborhood Association check in and people dropping off food scraps for our weekly compost collection throughout the event. It was wonderful to see so many people gather to celebrate with us!

We had parents from the Nature School come by with their children and the families got the chance to socialize while Lissie facilitated the seeds propagation area.

Parents and children planting in paper pots
Mother and son, planting seeds

Families made paper pots from our newly purchased paper planter maker, filled them with soil, and planted a variety of vegetables in the garden to take home with them.

We also had a teaching artist stop by with her husband. Patsy is in the process of starting a community art garden at Young Audiences Charter School. We had set aside seeds for her garden and Jesse shoveled five gallons of compost and thirty gallons of soil to share for their school’s garden.

It was so inspiring and rewarding to be able to host a multigenerational afternoon with the community. The event was scheduled for 10:00-11:00, but everyone was having so much fun that it ran until noon, which was a delight for us to be a part of! Everyone had the chance to grow their own vegetables and provide feedback on what we are growing at the garden. We look forward to hosting more events like this as we continue to grow our garden. Thanks for everyone who participated!

This project is made possible with support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) —Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Community Resources Connection (CRC) Inc.

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