54 posts categorized "Food Security"

  • 01/22/2016
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Climate Confusion

With our ying yang weather, our citrus orchards are producing their fragrant flowers and the butterflies and honey bees are taking full advantage of the nectar in our Dauphine Community Garden.  Meanwhile, across the neighborhood in our Butterfly Island on our Florida lots, the monarch butterfly caterpillar devours milkweed.

Butterfly Feeding Lemon Tree Dauphine 1 Honeybee Lemon Tree Dauphine 1 Honeybee Lemon Tree Dauphine2 Butterfly Honeybee In Flight Lemon Tree Dauphine Butterfly Honeybee Lemon Tree Dauphine Caterpillar Monarch Butterfly

  • 10/27/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

L9 Neighbors Merlisa & Daniel Pugh enjoy romaine lettuce harvest from CSED Chartres Street Garden

L9 Neighbors Merlisa & Daniel Pugh Edited Chartres Garden Greens

Stop by our office at 5227 Chartres Street to learn more about gardening in raised beds or call Kathy Muse 504-939-9028.

  • 09/03/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

A Special Shout Out

The CSED would like to give a very special shout out to our friends and neighbors, Robert Banks and Diego & Kelly Larguia.  They generously donate the use of their water for our gardens at the CSED Environmental Learning & Research Center on Florida Avenue and at the Dauphine Street Community Garden respectively. Thank you!
  • 07/16/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Fig Tree Finds Home in CSED Dauphine Community Garden

Dauphine Garden Fig Tree 2

Meet the newest addition to our Dauphine Community Orchard!  A fig tree, generously donated by Stephanie Bruno, has found a home in our citrus orchard. Stephanie is a free lance writer and ardent supporter of the Lower 9th Ward Community. She helped to facilitate the donation of this property and wrote the recent article in the Advocate. Heart felt thanks to Stephanie and to all of our donors who give so much! Dauphine Garden Fig Collage

  • 07/06/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

N O Advocate Highlights CSED Dauphine Community Garden

N O Advocate Article CSED Dauphine Community Garden

  • 07/01/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Dauphine Community Garden Sunflower Watermelon

Dauphine Garden Sunflower Watermelon

Reduce Weeding - Increase Summer Fun Time!

Weeding garden beds in our subtropical summers can be overwhelming and hot!  Take these easy steps (like we did in our Dauphine Community Garden) to reduce your weeding in an environmentally friendly way and increase your summer fun time!

Dauphine Garden Paper Mulch Collage

Cut or pull grass/weeds in your garden bed; lay down overlapping layers of newspaper (at least 10 pages thick) leaving space around the plants you wish to keep; you can wet the newspaper to help keep it in place; then cover the newspaper with at least two to three inches of the mulch of your choice (but not cypress!).

Dauphine Garden Paper Mulched


Now get out there and have some fun!

  • 06/30/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Dauphine Community Garden DIY Booklet

Download DIY Handbook pdf

Vacant lot blight beautification, soil remediation &  food security.

A Do-It-Yourself Handbook

Produced by Lower 9th Ward CSED in 2013


  • 06/01/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Raised Beds Brought to New Heights

Stop by our new Center at 5227 Chartres to see our raised beds built by Historic Green volunteers & learn more about growing in containers or contact Kathy Muse at 504-939-9028.  Make gardening easy on your body :)
Raised Garden Boxes Collage

See more photos of all the industrious Historic Green volunteers accomplished Historic Green 2015

Garden Boxes Build

  • 05/04/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Almost There...Moving In Soon to Our New Location at 5227 Chartres

Porch and Wheelchair Ramp


Our move-in date is getting closer and closer. 

Last week, Charles Reddick worked on the beautiful porch (originally constructed by Historic Green) and the wheelchair ramp. 

It's looking good y'all!

P.S. The raised garden beds and the rain garden were installed by Historic Green during their Spring Greening 2015.