Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our first Plant Sale and Party on November 3rd. Your attendance made the day a great success! We hosted over 500 visitors who bought plants, took tours of the farm, played games and enjoyed delicious drinks provided by our sponsors Old New Orleans Rum and Rouses and ate food from La Cocinita and Frencheeze.
Our current interns–Melanie, Deshawn, Amber and Yasmin–did an excellent job at the event. Melanie and Deshawn led farm tours with such confidence and gusto many people asked if they were full time staff members.
We sold over $1,000 worth of beautiful greens, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce and herb seedlings. Amber and other Grow Dat staff members sold many, many plants that day…..
Yasmin staffed our Donation Station, where she and Grow Dat staff shared information with visitors about Grow Dat and let them know how they could get involved with our “Growing the Green” campaign. We earned an additional $1000 selling Grow the Green cards, drinks and t shirts!
More about “Growing the Green”
Couldn’t make it to the party but want to support our work? During the holiday season you can help us grow the green by giving the gift of employment or food! When you contribute we will provide you with a card recognizing your contribution that you can share with the person on whose behalf you have donated. Stay tuned for more information about alternative gift giving this holiday season! (Info will be up on our website soon!)
Photography by Will Widmer