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.