The Red River Coalition of Community Gardeners was established on June 15, 2009 and is an organization of individuals in Northwest Louisiana who value good nutrition and health. It is an approved project of the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners.
Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday
of the month at the We Grow Together Campus on Martha Street.
Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners Youth and Community Garden Project
An overview 2018
The goal of the Master Gardener Youth and Community Garden Project is to provide garden-based nutrition education to individuals and families. The focus is on teaching people how to grow food, harvest crops, and prepare the food in a healthful manner. Over 20 youth and community gardens in our area have benefited from this program. Although the gardens provide food for neighborhood gardeners, food pantries, and educational cooking programs, a main focus of these gardens is to provide a location for the distribution of horticulture information and education for people in the surrounding community. Most of the gardens are located in "food desert" neighborhoods. Community members who participate in the program learn how to grow and cook nutritious food. Master Gardener volunteers provide information about gardening and oversee "hands-on" gardening projects. The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners also provide funding for educational supplies and equipment. The Youth and Community Garden Project focuses on four educational demonstration gardens where individuals and families from our area can come for information and hands-on learning about gardening so that they can start a garden at their home or in their own neighborhood. Please like our facebook page by searching WeGrowTogether (all one word).