Baton Rouge is getting greener.
In collaboration with the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority, Baton Roots has developed six modular “Harmony Gardens” at housing authority sites in North Baton Rouge. The locations include Ardenwood, Monte Sano, Turner Plaza, Capitol Square, Sharlo Terrace, and Kelly Terrace. In the future, Baton Roots plans to add more community gardens at five more spots.
Beginning in January 2021, Baton Roots staff and volunteers installed raised beds, filled them with soil, planted seedlings, maintained irrigation systems, and provided regular maintenance each week.
Once the crops are ready to harvest, local residents can pick fresh produce right from their backyard. Seedlings include tomato, cucumber, okra, and eggplant. Residents also have access to free garden training with Baton Roots staff.
Want to help grow and maintain community gardens with us? Sign up to volunteer here.