New Ark Community Garden was established in 2010 with help from the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) and the New Ark Baptist Church. It is a garden for the New Ark church congregation and for any and all interested community members (adults and kids!!). Taking over where Pastor Melvin Carter left off, the garden advocates for this site are Arthur Leonard and Jeremy London. They are meeting at 6:00 pm on Mondays for the summertime. The garden is located at 1414 Smith Street in Baton Rouge.