AFSC New Orleans Community Garden presentation Dec 15 at 9:20 am
As part of the process of learning how to plant vegetables, they have made connections with the older residents in the neighborhood and held gardening classes for young children.Growing out of the success of the summer camp in Hollygrove New Orleans, Peace by Piece New Orleans would like to secure a plot of land dedicated to a full sized garden. Once secured, this green space will have full community ownership and control with oversight provided by the Hollygrove Neighbors Association. The garden will be used as a food source for the entire neighborhood. This space is intended to feed, as well as to promote, healthy and whole communities through gardening and political education.
The Hollygrove Neighbors Association has become a partner in this venture and will own the property. This means that there will be continuity as the young people grow up and go to college. Witnessing first hand, how the entire neighborhood has come together and their level of buy-in and commitment demonstrates the power of this project.