Last week Dacia Idom visited our farm as part of The New York Times’ Student Journalism Institute. Idom took great photos – check them out here.
Click the photo and vote for Macon!
Grow Dat’s fabulous Farm Advisor, ‘Garden Guy’ Macon Fry is a finalist in Global Green’s Citizen Entrepreneur contest!
Voting is easy and takes less than a minute. Click here and enter your name, email address, zip code, and then click on the oval under the photo of Macon and Teedy working in the arugula field. Macon is the last nominee on the list (not that has any bearing on his chances, of course!)
Macon was nominated by multiple organizations and individuals in New Orleans, and was selected by Global Green as one of 13 finalists out of over 100 nominations. Global Green and SeventhGeneration together will award $2,000 towards the winner’s green projects. Macon plans to use the award to install a demonstration vermiculture (worm) composting system in order to train other urban farmers in the city interested in alternative and space-saving compost methods.
Voting is open until the last week of May. Spread the word – tell your friends.
Good luck, Macon!
Applications and a letter of recommendation are due this Thursday, May 10!
Want to join Grow Dat for our intensive 4-week summer program? Please put the finishing touches on your application, gather your letter of recommendation and submit both these documents to your school’s Grow Dat Liaison. (Not sure who your Liaison is? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Applicants will be notified Thursday night if they have been selected for an interview. Interviews will take place Friday, May 11.
Students are being recruited from our five 2012 PARTNER SCHOOLS:
- New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School (SciHigh)
- De La Salle High School
- Warren Easton High School
- The Net Charter School
- Joseph Clark Charter High School
Want to apply but have more questions?
If you’re a young person in New Orleans who is interested in applying to join our 2012 Grow Dat Team, click here for detailed information on how to apply.
We look forward to reading all the applications and meeting our next crew of inspiring young leaders soon!