The Grow Dat Hootenanny is the annual fundraising event on our seven-acre farm in the middle of New Orleans City Park. The evening is a celebration of local food, music, and youth leadership. More than 500 guests enjoy small plates from 25 local restaurants, and dance to live zydeco and brass bands. Former performances from Jeffery Broussard and Cedric Watson. Grow Dat youth lead farm-themed games and tell stories onstage, and entrepreneurial alumni sell their wares in our eco-campus. It is a night of dining, dancing, and drinking under the stars in City Park.
Each year Grow Dat employs almost 70 young people from across New Orleans to grow, sell, and donate 25,000 pounds of food to the New Orleans community. Another 2,500 community members come to the farm to learn about food, agriculture, and the environment through field trips, learning tours, and camps. Join us at our annual fundraiser and help make this work possible!
“At Grow Dat, you’re not just learning about food, you’re learning about yourself. I feel like I really discovered who I was and became more confident in what I’m able to do.” -Carnisha, Crew Member
Huge Thanks to Our 2018 Media and In-Kind Sponsors