The Mission of the Grow Dat Youth Farm is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food.
On our farm we work collaboratively to produce healthy food for local residents and to inspire youth and adults to create personal, social and environmental change in their own communities. Grow Dat is a place where people from different backgrounds and disciplines come together in research and practice to support public health, local economies and a sustainable food system in South Louisiana.
We envision a vibrant New Orleans where youth and adults transform their communities, their environment, and themselves by engaging in the meaningful work of growing healthy food.
This project is incubated by Tulane University and the Tulane City Center
Bring Home the Veggies:
Bring Home the Veggies and more! Check out the Farm Stand at Grow Dat Saturdays to purchase youth-grown produce in the City Park area’s only Saturday produce market. Get your weekly supply of fresh sustainably grown veggies, herbs, and cut flowers direct from the farm in City Park!
Specialties include salad mix, arugula, lettuce, kale, chard, and a variety of herbs. Produce is grown and sold by youth employees who are training as young leaders through the work of organic farming. Youth will be providing free tours of our fields, eco-campus and bayou corridor. All proceeds will go to further our mission to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. Visitors can even take a tour while at the facility.
Park Address: 150 Zachary Taylor Dr. (between Pan Am Stadium and Dog Park).
For more information, call 504.300.1132, or visit the website: www.growdatyouthfarm.org.
Volunteering at Grow Dat:
Individuals (ages 10 and above) are welcome to help with farm tasks such as weeding, non-native plant removal and harvesting on select days during the 2014-15 farm season. Individual volunteers are welcome Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30am-12:30pm, Oct. 9 through May 29. We will not host volunteers on the following Tuesdays and Fridays: Nov.28, Dec. 19, 23, 26 + 30, Jan 2. Individual volunteers are also welcome on the following Saturdays from 9am-noon: Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11, May 9.
Just show up at the farm ten minutes early with good shoes, water bottle, snacks, and be ready to sign liability waiver. For more information call 504.300.1132 or visit the website: www.growdatyouthfarm.org.