About Marguerite Green
Marguerite “Margee” Green puts her passion for agriculture into practice. A Louisiana native, who has worked as a farmer for over a decade, Green believes in the dignity of farming and its vital role in the health and success of our state. She works every day to create a thriving agricultural community that feeds Louisiana. Margee’s passion for food production and access began at Louisiana State University where she studied Plant and Soil Systems. Her career path was inspired by her first-hand food insecurity in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Katrina left much of the Gulf South without fresh food, and inspired Margee to grow vegetables to feed her community in times of need.
She is the executive director of SPROUT NOLA, a nonprofit that supports a healthy local food system in New Orleans and develops beginning farmers statewide. Margee is a founding organizer of the Greater New Orleans Growers Alliance, an extensive network of growers who advocate for farmer’s needs on the state and national levels. Green also co-founded the New Orleans Flower Collective, a mutual aid and professional organization for area flower farmers.
She lives with her fiancee Elliot and their two dogs, Mae and Palma.