The New Orleans Area Habitat Urban Garden (HUG) Fresh Food Initiative is a program through which NOAHH allows local groups to plant a variety of produce on unused lots. The initiative is designed to help create new resources for communities where New Orleans Habitat builds as part of our mission to enhance and renew communities and fight blight.

Currently, NOAHH has 36 lots in use by 14 individuals and organizations. From fruit trees to honey, from vegetable plots to soil manufacture, these lots are creating sustainable, renewable resources for local businesses, community groups, and nonprofits.

To become a garden partner with NOAHH, contact EllenĀ at 504-861-2077, ext. 231, or email her at All partners must fill out a Lot Use Proposal and Land Use Agreement. Gardening opportunities are subject to garden partner seasonal needs. See below for available lots.

If you would like to volunteer with one of our garden partners, contact Michelle Carty at 504-861-2077 ext. 265 or by email at


Lots available to new partners

  • 2544 Desire
  • 2901 Laussat
  • 2911 Laussat
  • 2939 Laussat
  • 3076 N. Dorgenois
  • 2134 Gordon


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