4-H Club: Garden on Marais

I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
— 4-H Pledge
 

The Garden on Marais 4-H Club has been growing since Spring 2015, serving the inner city community of New Orleans. The Club activities center around educational themes of urban gardening, health and nutrition, and creation care.

Features of our 4-H Club include:

 
  Club Dir. Kayla Wilson teaching members about plants at Garden on Marais

Club Dir. Kayla Wilson teaching members about plants at Garden on Marais

Urban Gardening

Club members engage in hands on experience from the planting of a seed to the harvesting of the plant. Garden on Marais provides ample growing space for our young gardeners to experiment, grow, and learn.

 
  4H club learning how to prepare food

4H club learning how to prepare food

Food Preparation

From the ground to the table, club members are learning to love their veggies! Every 2nd Saturday we join with other 4-H clubs in the Food Smart Families cooking class. 

 
  Young club members discover the joy of caring for the garden's newest members, baby chicks!

Young club members discover the joy of caring for the garden's newest members, baby chicks!

Creation Care

"The power of God is present at all places, even in the tiniest leaf...God is currently and personally present in the wilderness, in the garden, and in the field." (Martin Luther)  Through our garden we learn about caring for the earth, caring for one another, and caring for ourselves.

Interested in signing your child up for 4-H?

Download the Elan Ministries 4H Club enrollment form, and email the completed form to Kayla Wilson: gardenonmarais@elanministries.org