Growers Pavilion

Tulane students completed the Hollygrove Growers Pavilion, which jump-started the development of the entire Hollygrove Green Growers and Urban Farm master plan. Led by a few faculty members, the team designed and built a structure which provides a shaded space for teaching and serves as an example of environmentally conscious building. The pavilion collects rainwater for use in the training gardens, incorporates recycled-content building materials, and has a focus on minimizing construction waste.

Located in the heart of New Orleans, the Carrollton-Hollygrove Neighborhood is in desperate need of extensive redevelopment in the post-Katrina era. One urgent issue is the development of infrastructure and resources that support a healthy food system and benefit the community through the availability of fresh foods, beautiful neighborhoods and the promotion of a vibrant local economy. To implement some of these important incentives, the Carrollton-Hollygrove Community Development Corporation (CHCDC) and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network (NOFFN) have partnered with the Tulane City Center to create the Hollygrove Growers Market & Farm (HGM&F), a storefront retail center in Hollygrove offering locally-grown, affordable, fresh produce as well as ‘green jobs’ certification programs in urban agriculture.


Partners

New Orleans Food and Farm Network
Hollygrove Marke

Project Lead

Cordula Roser
Sam Richards
Emilie Taylor

Project Team

Nels Erickson, Ian Daniels
Joseph Kimbrell, Dominic Lang
Kimberly Lewis, Joe Rodriguez
Jeff Schwartz, Mike Visintainer



Shade Units

The Shade Units design/build project operates in conjunction with the Hollygrove Market and larger Hollygrove Farm site. It is conceived of as an exterior extension of the sustainable marketplace currently operating out of the existing building. Carefully placed mobile modular units create a multi-functional seating area that is further defined by expandable shading screens and movable bench and table components. These units are designed to serve as a work and storage space, outdoor classroom, and casual gathering facility. The utilization of recycled and recyclable materials, an economy of means, and maximum spatial flexibility formulate an agenda that closely follows the general demand for sustainable living and a closely connected neighborhood community.

This project is one of a series of projects with the Hollygrove Market and Farm, the goals of which are to increase accessibility of fresh produce in underserved neighborhoods and to promote sustainability through support of locally-grown produce. Accessibility to fresh produce means that it is both available and affordable. Sustainability refers to the economic, social, and environmental benefits that occur: shorter transport distances for produce, increased support and incentives for local producers, and the formation of a secure source of produce.


Special Thanks to ::

Dash Lumber

Partners

Carrollton-Hollygrove CDC
New Orleans Food and Farm Network

Project Lead

Cordula Roser Gray
Sam Richards

Project Team

Jonas Flax
Kevin Garfield
Chris Jackson
Peter Kilgust
Andrew Liles
Kate O’Connor
JP Pacelli
Kevin Tulley
Karla Valdivia
Bliss Young



GROWERS MARKET & FARM

Located in the heart of New Orleans, the Carrollton-Hollygrove Neighborhood is in desperate need of extensive redevelopment in the post-Katrina era. One urgent issue is the development of infrastructure and resources that support a healthy food system and benefit the community through the availability of fresh foods, beautiful neighborhoods, and the promotion of a vibrant local economy. To implement some of these important incentives, the Carrollton-Hollygrove Community Development Corporation (CHCDC) and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network (NOFFN) have partnered with the Tulane City Center to create the Hollygrove Growers Market & Farm (HGM&F), a storefront retail center in Hollygrove offering locally-grown, affordable, fresh produce as well as ‘green jobs’ certification programs in urban agriculture.

A major component of the CHCDC’s revitalization and recovery work involves promoting sustainable living and healthy lifestyles through support of local growers and accessibility of fresh regional and local produce for neighborhood residents. The community food center will be a centerpiece for NOFFN’s food security recovery planning. Combined with the training farm, the HGM&F is contributing greatly to the revitalization of Hollygrove, serving as an important step in making the neighborhood sustainable and acting as a catalyst for future city-wide innovation.


Partners

Carrollton-Hollygrove CDC
New Orleans Food and Farm Network

Project Team

Cordula Roser Gray, advising professor
Seth Welty, TCC intern