The Green at Columbia Parc
Situated within the Columbia Parc development — formally St Bernard Housing — the Green is conceived as the central common for residents within and abutting the area. The space, which covers a full city block, is split into two major functions: activity field and food production. The activity field will be a multipurpose space, scaled for structured sports and large gatherings. The food production side will encompass multiple growing areas, spaces for associated agricultural elements and a central pavilion structure. The Green will also maintain a concerted effort towards sustainable practices proving a model for future work on-site and within the adjoining neighborhoods. Throughout its development, The Green will act as an incubator and facilitator for distributing operational ideas throughout Columbia Parc. Prior to their development, adjacent blocks will support phytoremediation efforts and provide supplemental space for temporary growing operations unable to fit within the Green. Later, as the gardening program becomes established, residents will have opportunities to begin their own small-scale production plots and recycling/composting centers on lawns within their housing blocks.
Bayou District Foundation
New Orleans, LA
Clean Plate Projects, LLC , Johanna Gilligan
The New Orleans Food and Farm Network