Growing the Green 2013!

Grow Dat Youth Farm is excited to announce the launch of Growing the Green 2013 – our annual alternative gift campaign.

Support our work by giving the gift of quality youth employment and fresh produce to those in need. Select giving levels for everyone on your list this season (see gift options list). You will be mailed corresponding “Thanks for Giving” cards that you can share with your loved ones. The perfect gift for everyone on your list. Give now

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Meaningful gifts for everyone on your list!

Sometimes people need a place where they can be the person that they would be without their peers, or what society says they are supposed to be. People need a place where they can go and clear their mind from all the challenges of the world and figure out who they really are. That’s what Grow Dat is.
-Youth Crew Member, 2013

More about Grow Dat: all youth interns go through a rigorous interview and application process, and are paid during their tenure at the organization. Since 2011, Grow Dat has graduated 56 youth from the intensive leadership program, has engaged over 6,000 children and adults in farm education through volunteer activities and field trips, and has harvested over 20,000 pounds of sustainably grown produce for New Orleans. 60% of this produce is sold at local farmers’ markets or served at some of the city’s top restaurants, and 40% is donated to those in need through our “Shared Harvest” initiative.

Gift Options for “Thanks for Giving” cards: 

Sample Thanks for Giving card

Sample Thanks for Giving card

  • $5.00 two pounds of Shared Harvest produce for NOLA families in need
  • $25.00 ten pounds of Shared Harvest produce for NOLA families in need
  • $55.00 youth crew member’s weekly stipend in the spring program
  • $100.00 forty pounds of Shared Harvest produce for NOLA families in need
  • $210.00 youth crew member’s weekly stipend in the intensive summer program
  • $1,660.00 youth crew member’s weekly salary for the entire 5-month leadership program

To donate and order cards, visit our online fundraising center

We are deeply grateful for your generosity and commitment to our work!

Give the gift of quality youth employment or shared harvest for the holidays

Give the gift of quality youth employment or shared harvest for the holidays!

Quarterly Update: Fall 2013

Hot off the press! For a detailed look at what’s been happening at Grow Dat this autumn, download our Fall 2013 Quarterly Update. There’s a big announcement inside you don’t want to miss!

Fall 2013 Quarterly Update

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Quarterly Update: Summer 2013

Hot off the press!  For a detailed look at what’s been happening at Grow Dat this summer, download our Summer 2013 Quarterly Update.

In five months, twenty-five graduates grew 8,000 pounds of food for New Orleans and earned over $17,000 in produce sales, exceeding our revenue goal for the third year in a row! Take a peek inside the report to see our preliminary evaluation data and hear youth voices about their growth throughout the program.

Grow Dat Quarterly Update Summer 2013

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Click the link above to download the report.

Quarterly Update: Spring 2013

Hot off the press! For a detailed look at what’s been happening at Grow Dat this spring, download our Spring 2013 Quarterly Update.

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Download PDF for the inside scoop about our 2013 program

Click the link above to download the PDF for the inside scoop about our 2013 program so far

 

 

Spring has Sprung: Grow Dat Crew Newsletter, March 2013

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Ariel Roland, Masters in Social Work at Tulane and serving as our Youth & Alumni Coordinator, crafts beautiful newsletters that youth share with their families and schools each month. We thought you might like a peek at them, too!