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

Ginger – Zingiber officinale

Horticulturists know it as Zingiber officinale or common ginger, ginger root. This variety of ginger produces the thick rhizomes that we use as a spice for eating or use for drinks.

Ginger originated in China and has many health benefits such as treating nausea, reducing muscle pain, soreness and as an anti-inflammatory aid to name a few. It can be consumed ground, fresh or in cut form.

To grow your own ginger plant, start by division. Use pieces harvested from fresh grocery store ginger right out of the produce section. While you can propagate ginger through cuttings, division is the simpler, easier method. Read more

Spring Garden Show 2017

Many Happy Volunteers + Many Happy Visitors this year = MANY GREAT PLANT SALES! Thanks to Everyone!

An overwhelming response for the … 2017 Winter Symposium!”

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!

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