Thank you, tool donors!

Thank you to the following donors who generously contributed thousands of dollars worth of tools as part of our holiday Growing the Green Campaign!

Honor Roll of our Generous Tool Donors:

  • Brian Gorman
  • Kathryn Parker
  • Jan Hamilton
  • Conor Phillips
  • Ken and Char Keith
  • Elizabeth Navarro
  • Deborah and Buck Firth
  • Phyllis and Gene Dettmer

Tools Donated:

  • Earthway seeder and seeder plates
  • Tomato twine
  • Bed cultivation rakes
  • Field rake
  • Trowels
  • Three-tine cultivator
  • Harvest knife and sheath
  • Scuffle hoe

Our new Earthway Seeder and Seeder Plates will make for easy planting on our farm.

Bio-drilling cover crop transformed into a kimchee fundraiser

Not only does Grow Dat Core Volunteer Josh Lichtman help out on the farm by planting and harvesting every Tuesday, he recently he put his culinary and business skills to use by making kimchee from daikon radishes he harvested from our site.

Josh hosted a dinner party where he put his delicious pickled veggies up for sale, and donated all the proceeds to us! The $120 he earned will go towards youth stipends this spring.

Thank you so much, Josh, for your creativity and generosity.

*If anyone else is interested in hosting a dinner party to benefit Grow Dat, let us know!

First Market Day! Saturday, Feb 25 at Sankofa Farmer’s Market

Come one, come all! Please stop by and visit Grow Dat at the Sankofa Farmer’s Market this Saturday, Feb 25.

After months of preparing our fields and planting out the beds at our new farm in City Park, youth crew members will offer our first harvest to the New Orleans public at a fabulous local market this weekend.

Our first public harvest includes the following fresh and all natural produce:

– Florida Broadleaf mustard greens
– Red Giant Garnet mustard greens
– Grow Dat Braising Mix
– Butterhead lettuce heads
– Arugula
– Lacinato and Winterboar Kale

The Sankofa Farmer’s Market is open from 10-2pm and is located at the Holy Angels Complex, 3500 St. Claude Avenue (at the corner of Gallier Street and St. Claude Avenue).

Hope to see you at the market!

Open Farm Day! Wednesday, February 8

Curious about those bright green shipping containers morphing into classrooms and a teaching kitchen at City Park? Been hearing about the new Grow Dat farm but want to see it all for yourself?



Join us for our next Open Farm Day!
Wednesday, Feb 8
4:30-6:00 (stop by anytime)
150 Zachary Taylor Drive, City Park, between the Pan American Stadium and the dog park (Grow Dat Map)

Stop by the site whenever you can and receive a tour from Jabari of the new campus designed and currently under construction by Tulane City Center. Check out our first plantings for market harvest out in the fields!