Farm Pix: Fruits of the Artists’ Labors

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MushroomSpawnInstallation

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.

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Farm Pix: On Farming and Interconnectedness

Youth at work in the fields. Photo by Dacia Idom.

Youth at work in the fields. Photo by Dacia Idom.

“I learned that being connected to the earth sort of strengthens the connection we have to other beings.”

-Youth Crew Member

Youth of color, girls, and urban youth have the lowest rates of outdoor time in the United States. Grow Dat gives young people the opportunity to connect and explore the natural world in meaningful ways. Please support our work in outdoor education!

 

Farm Pix: Everybody’s Own Seperate Theme

Photo by Dacia Idom

Photo by Dacia Idom

“Everybody’s got their own story and it’s always good to hear
what people gotta say.
That’s the biggest lesson I got from this program: that everybody is human and everybody has their own separate theme.”

-Youth Crew Member

Please help us nuture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing good.

 

 

Farm Pix: Grow Dat Youth Interns

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Farm Pix: Grow Dat Youth Interns

Meet Amber, Deshawn, Melanie and Yasmin – our inaugural and extraordinary Fall Interns. Perhaps you’ve already made their acquaintance at a food justice speaking event around town, or on a tour of our farm. They come together from four different schools across New Orleans to grow food, continue to develop their leadership skills, engage in service, and advocate for change in our city.

Taken on the Bayou near Granny Oak right behind our fields in City Park, New Orleans. Photo by William Widmer.

Support Amber, Deshawn, Melanie and Yasmin today!