Grow Dat creates a safe and rigorous environment that challenges young people while supporting them in their growth. Please join our Growing the Green alternative gift campaign to support our work.
Please support our work to build the next generation of leaders in New Orleans and beyond. Donate to our Growing the Green campaign today!
The mushroom installation has fruited! Artist/Farmers Mei-Ling Holm and David McClelland ran a workshop on the farm several weeks ago while artists in residency at the Joan Mitchell Center. Their beautiful straw baskets are producing a robust crop of tender and flavorful oyster mushrooms.
Our Harvest Volunteer Days (for individuals) this spring are:
- Tuesdays (8am-11am)
- Fridays (8am-11am)
February 5th through May 17th 2013.
Come help us harvest and prepare our produce for distribution. Volunteers will prep both our donated Shared Harvest and the crops youth Crew Members will sell at Saturday Farmer’s Markets around the city.
For group volunteers we suggest a $7 donation per Volunteer to cover supplies and staff time for the volunteer event. Please contact Jabari Brown to discuss bringing your group to Grow Dat.
We have various needs and opportunities for many other volunteer tasks – please email Jabari Brown, Volunteer Coordinator and Youth Education Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Jeanne, Jabari, Johanna, Leo and Karnesha wish you all the best for much growth in 2013!
As we reflect on the accomplishments and struggles of 2012, we are grateful for an overwhelming sense of success. Our farm continues to thrive, as do the youth we serve. We’re grown so much as we now approach our THIRD year! Every year we take thoughtful, planned steps to hire more youth, grow more sustainable produce, and share more food with New Orleanians in need.
Thank you to everyone for your continued generosity in our year end giving campaign (it’s not too late!) – we are thrilled to be wildly surpassing our fundraising goals.
“A proper community is a commonwealth: a place, a resource, an economy. It answers the needs, practical as well as social and spiritual, of its members – among them the need to need one another.” -Wendell Berry
Happy New Year!
Will you help us grow by supporting our year-end Growing the Green giving campaign?