Green Light New Orleans' rain barrels go through quite a long process before they can be installed at a home. The barrels must be cleaned out, sanded, primed, painted and, finally, installed. Because of this lengthy sequence, it's rare that a volunteer gets to participate in … [Read more...]
Why are Western Michigan University students in New Orleans?
Green Light New Orleans + 11 Western Michigan University students = 1 impactful week of environmental stewardship! Did you know New Orleans is sinking about half an inch a year? Green Light New Orleans is a nonprofit organization that provides energy efficient light bulbs, … [Read more...]
Summer Gardening Tips From Our Garden Coordinator!
New Orleans summers can be very intense for people and plants. Here are some tips to help you beat the heat this year: 1) Water early in the day- water will evaporate quickly as the day heats up and the sun comes out. You might want to water a little more than the rest of … [Read more...]
Green Light Garden Revival
This spring our garden coordinator Helena has been working very hard with the help of some ready and willing volunteers to take our teaching garden to a whole new level! Green Light's teaching garden serves as a living classroom where future backyard vegetable garden recipients … [Read more...]
Garden-Approved Recipe #2
Place beets in a large stockpot with water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes depending on the size of the beets. If beets are large, cut them into quarters. Drain, reserving 2 cups of the beet water, cool and peel. Sterilize jars and lids by … [Read more...]
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