Our Kids Village

Our Mission

Building Sustainable Communities Through Gardens

NOLA Green Roots (NGR) is a membership-based nonprofit whose mission is to build sustainable communities through gardens.  NGR’s mission strongly supports the belief that community gardening systemically improves the quality of community life by providing a catalyst for employment, education, recreation, and exercise.  Our gardens provide the nutrients for neighborhood and community development.  We train and employ youth, eliminate food deserts, stimulate social interaction, reduce obesity, encourage self-reliance, decrease urban blight, produce nutritious food, control family food expenditures, and conserve resources.

We accomplish our mission with a three prong approach

  1. Design – Our community gardens transform neighborhoods
  2. Build – Featuring raised beds, chicken coops, gazebos and more
  3. Maintain – Facilitate training to New Orleans residents