Grow Dat Youth Farm

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Issues addressed: Education, Design Education, Crime, Poverty, Youth Empowerment and Employment, Obesity, Green Gardening, Health, Food Deserts

Summary: At Grow Dat Farm in New Orleans, Louisiana, people from different backgrounds and disciplines come together in research and practice to support public health, local economies and a sustainable food system. The farm mission is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders and provide job training through the meaningful work of growing food, and involves at-risk high school student crew members who learn to plant, harvest and cook as well as participate in leadership training classes. Social, economic and environmental issues addressed through this collaborative design project include poverty reduction, youth empowerment, employment, obesity, good health and green gardening.

Team: Tulane University City Center, Grow Dat Youth Farm, New Orleans City Park