The Galvez Garden

Initiated in aims to fight blight and promote shared community spaces, I Dig It wanted to make a difference in our community on a small scale. The Galvez Garden provides opportunity to offer services as a teaching garden and compost drop off site. Neighbors are welcomed to learn about composting, growing native pollinator plants, stormwater management solutions and other permaculture projects on site.

The Galvez Garden is a growing urban garden in the St. Roch neighborhood, (and I dig it).

Transforming Spaces And Growing Green

Building Community

Plant giveaway at the Galvez Garden

Collaborating For Collective Good

I Dig It is affiliated with Compost NOW and is proud to be listed among several registered drop off sites throughout the city. We offer compost drop off on Sundays from 10:00-1:00 to divert food waste from our landfills. You may drop off frozen food waste in the bins located on site.

Compost NOW is a free residential food waste collection project in New Orleans. The mission of this organization is to empower local residents to take collective action over the issue of food waste.

I Dig It is in collaboration with NORA and the Growing Green Land Stewardship Program. Stewarding land from the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, I Dig It aims to address complex issues with simple solutions in our Galvez Garden.

NORA is committed to leveraging vacant land for the benefit of households and neighborhoods. NORA self-develops and partners with individuals, households, and non-profit organizations to manage stormwater, develop urban agriculture, expand existing development sites, and create urban forests.

Donating vegetables to Food Rescue

I Dig It is excited to collaborate with Keep Louisiana Beautiful as participants in the Love the Boot Week. We host a Love the Boot event as part of the Earth Day initiative supported by our Governor and Lieutenant Governor, to clean up our communities and spread awareness for the litter problem Louisiana continues to experience.

Love the Boot at Galvez Garden day of service
Proud Louisiana Master Gardener Project of
LSUAg Extension
Proud Member of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Environmental Leadership Program

We Turn Food Scraps Collected At Their Warehouse Into Compost For Our Garden!
We’re So Grateful To Be Friends With Sprout, Supporting Our Efforts To Expand Urban Gardening Opportunities In New Orleans

Want to know more about how to get involved? Drop us a line! We would love your input. You dig me?

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