Welcome!

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

The attractive flowers of chamomile can be used for decoration in the home. (Photo by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter)

Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices both come from plants. (Salt is neither a spice nor an herb. It is a mineral.) Herbs and spices are used primarily for adding flavor and aroma to food. Both are best used fresh but can be saved by drying. While there are similarities, there also are subtle differences between herbs and spices.

Herbs are the leaves of herbaceous (non-woody) plants. They are used for savory purposes in cooking, and some have medicinal value. Herbs often are used in larger amounts than spices. Herbs originated from temperate climates such as Italy, France, and England. Herb also is a word used to define any herbaceous plant that dies down at the end of the growing season and may not refer to its culinary value at all. Read more

GARDEN SPOTLIGHT

CYNTHIA MIRANDA
Louisiana Super Plants

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a retired nurse with 25 years of experience in hospitals and 20 years in medical sales. I enjoy my time in the garden, with family, and with friends.

What inspired you to become a Master Gardener?

I was choosing an organization of professionals, which provided certification of garden knowledge, volunteer projects and continuing education which enhance my personal garden.

What do you love to learn about the most in gardening?

I love how native plants contribute to our ecosystem and support our insects and birds with beauty and purpose in our landscapes.

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The LMG Class of 2019 designed and staffed the “Pollinators in the Garden” education exhibit in the 2019 NOBG Fall Garden Festival. Pictured are committee co-chairs Sara Nehrbass and Nicole Tygier.
The “Patio Kitchen Garden” for the MGGNO education exhibit in the 2019 NOBG Spring Garden Show received the Best of Show award. Colleen Wood, Education Exhibit Chair, is pictured with the exhibit.

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