"It is the mission and purpose of Crown Community Garden to educate, coordinate, and support New Orleans East residents in the continual improvement of the quality of life of their neighborhoods."
We improve from the ground up, literally! Gardening can lead to a healthier, more productive lifestyle. It also promotes a more vibrant community allowing kids to grow to be respectful of and responsible for their community and allows adults to directly take part in improving neighborhoods.
We're a community driven entity. That means we act on issues important to the community, curbing or even resolving issues that threaten quality of life.
Understanding that change is not an easy thing to achieve as individuals, we are working towards building a community of people who are passionate about making positive changes in the East.
Here are the first four steps we would like to take:
Foster a community that will strive for a better quality of life in New Orleans East neighborhoods
Provide high quality food and promote healthy lifestyles especially for children and families in need in our community
Create a constructive environment where youth will learn skills valuable for their future.
Share and replicate the process in other communities as there is a need.
“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life.”
Dorothy Height| Social Activist
“How do we make the most of what we have?” That is the question that grew into the idea for a community garden. In 2014 the community garden began. Two families decided to make the most of two vacant lots in the Marywood ct. neighborhood and began tilling, digging and planting. With the help of volunteers, fundraising efforts, and local businesses (Home Depot, Lowes) and Crown of Life Church the garden began to take life late in late 2014. In 2015 we received our 501c(3) status and now operate as a charitable organization. The garden provides valuable green space for neighbors to grow their own fruits, flowers and veggies, and provides kids and adults a platform to learn valuable skill for healthy sustainable living.