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Grow Dat Youth Farm

A parcel of New Orleans City Park was given to an after-school program for local high school students to learn about the full process of cultivating healthy produce and selling it at market as paid employees of the organization.  The students grow vegetables and maintain a fruit orchard on the several acres surrounding the main building.  The complex is an array of shipping containers on substantial piers situated on the edge of a flood-prone bayou which previously housed a pre-Hurricane Katrina golf course.

I worked on this project for two years as a student/employee of Tulane University in New Orleans designing/welding/fabricating and could not be happier with the final result. The 100’ bridge over the cypress knee basin with a three man team was the most excruciating part…

Photos by Will Crocker

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