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Fall 2012 Projects: Growing Local

<Fall 2012 Projects: Growing Local

We’re excited to announce the design team for the new Fall 2012 project Growing Local.

The purpose of Growing Local is to build a farm facility in downtown New Orleans that combines innovative recirculating farming with certain aspects of traditional soil growing to provide a center for research, training, and demonstration of how these techniques can contribute to rebuilding a sustainable, healthy food culture throughout the U.S. With an overwhelming lack of affordable, accessible, healthy, fresh food inmany communities nationwide, the need for this project is significant.

Growing Local will be lead by Tulane professor Tiffany Lin, who will be working with members of LSU’s Landscape Architecture program Elizabeth Mossop and Wes Michaels to implement this project near the Convention Center downtown. We’ll be working with our friends and community partners from New Orleans Food and Farm Network and Recirculating Farms Coalition.