Growing Food, Nurturing Leaders: Our Mission, Our Vision

Announcing Grow Dat’s 2nd Annual HOOTENANNY!
Thursday, April 17

Popp Fountain’s Arbor Room in City Park.

Come out for a night of dancing and dining on the farm in support of youth growing food for New Orleans. Advance ticket sales are now closed but you can purchase walk-up tickets at the event starting at 7pm.

Our story is best told through the voice and experience of our youth employees. Audio documentary by Jacob Brancasi.

The Mission of the Grow Dat Youth Farm is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food.

On our farm we work collaboratively to produce healthy food for local residents and to inspire youth and adults to create personal, social and environmental change in their own communities. Grow Dat is a place where people from different backgrounds and disciplines come together in research and practice to support public health, local economies and a sustainable food system in South Louisiana.

We envision a vibrant New Orleans where youth and adults transform their communities, their environment, and themselves by engaging in the meaningful work of growing healthy food.

This project is incubated by Tulane University and the Tulane City Center