Orleans Parish Extension
New Orleans is a major port in the United States and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. La Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans) was founded in 1718, by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha Native American tribe. It is often referred to as the birthplace of jazz. The city is sometimes referred to by its many nicknames including “The Big Easy”, “The Crescent City”, "The City that Care Forgot”, “Nawlins”, and “NOLA” the acronym for New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Agriculture & Natural Resources

The LSU AgCenter is working in Orleans Parish to promote best management practices in consumer and commercial horticulture by providing access to research-based educational materials and LSU agricultural specialists. More than 1,600 residents from schools, community organizations, farmer’s markets, and gardening enthusiasts learned beginners’ beekeeping and tree care. More than 40 volunteers were trained through the Master Gardener Program.

Contact Orleans Parish Extension

Bertina Mcghee
1300 Perdido Street
City Hall, Room BW15
New Orleans, Louisiana  70112
Phone: (504) 838-1170
Fax: (504) 838-1175


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

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