Family Garden

Located in Downtown Monroe, 117 Hall Street, the Family Garden is a 25 raised-bed “family” garden and outdoor learning center to promote healthy eating, positive family interactions and garden-based learning and play.

Opened in June, the garden and outdoor learning center will support Coalition programs and the community by growing fresh food for Early Head Start centers, training early childhood educators in garden-based learning and providing a space for families to grow, play and learn together. 

The Coalition is working closely with:

  • LSU Ag Center
  • Master Gardeners of Ouachita Parish
  • Northeast Louisiana 4H Leaders
  • Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
  • NELA Food Bank
  • Chef Cory Bahr
Thank you to our sponsors!

Louisiana Public Facilities Authority, supporting garden construction
Monroe Garden Study League, supporting the pollinator habitat
Kids 1st Morehouse, supporting the Free Little Library
T & S Solutions, supporting the greenhouse and composting
SHARE Families, supporting the memorial brick garden
AETNA, supporting Summer Super Saturday

LSU Ag Center & Master Gardeners, provided plants
FOXX Tree Service & Ralph Webb, provided tree stumps
NELA Food Bank & LSU Ag Center, provided books
Chef Cory Bahr, provided trees

Construction led by David Jackson, David Roach & Petey Greggs.

Super Saturday 

Super Saturday will be held every third Saturday of the month.
August 18 | September 15 | October 20 | November 17
Gates open at 9:00 am and close at Noon.

Summer Super Saturday presented by:

Super Saturday is part of the revitalization effort in downtown Monroe and will coordinate with compatible third Saturday events as well be a meet up for United Way 211 volunteer opportunities both in the garden and in the community. 

Super Saturdays include:

  • Garden-based activities for children and adults
  • Early Childhood activities in the outdoor learning center
  • Community health fair in the parking lot
  • Seminars for parents of children 0-18 in main hall
  • Volunteer opportunities in the garden and in the community
  • Children's Coalition on the go
SUPER SATURDAY VOLUNTEER