Welcome to the independent website of the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans! This site is intended to provide our members and the general public with up-to-date information on our organization including educational and gardening activities, volunteer opportunities in and around town, and the latest news of MGGNO.   General information about the Louisiana Master Gardener program, horticultural publications and more can be found at lsuagcenter.com and in this brief article by Miles Brashier, Louisiana Master Gardener Coordinator4.

Our Mission

To increase the public’s love for and knowledge of gardening and responsible stewardship of the environment.

Serving Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans strives to aid  the LSU AgCenter to meet the educational needs of home gardeners in our community while providing enjoyable, worthwhile service experience for our members.

Gardening Tips

A Million Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

I don’t know about you but I hate to put away the decorations and Christmas tree after the holidays. Some of us are disciplined enough to take down the tree on New Year’s day, 12 days after Christmas or go by some other unfounded traditions. Here are some useful ideas to recycle your live and artificial trees. Some ideas are borrowed others are tested.

1. Recycle your tree (minus the decorations and flocking) by placing it curb side. Louisiana recycles Christmas trees for coastal restoration.
2. Mulch your tree for composting and for use around plants. You can do it yourself or hire a tree company. Read more

2016 Fall Garden Show – our NEW LMG/MGGNO BOOTH

With “Plants from the Dark Side”, LMG merchandise, to Butterfly garden tours – Thank you to so many volunteers who came out for this three day October event!

Advanced LMG group picture from the recent 2016 LMG State Conference held in New Orleans

We were delighted to honor all of our Graduates with dinner and graduation at the Conference, and particularly, our very own LMG/MGGNO Members: Joe Baucum, Daphne Ferdinand, Jerry Hayes, Eileen Hollander, and Cindy Metcalf.

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