The partners for this project included the New Orleans Food and Farm Network (NOFFN) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). NOFFN is a grassroots organization that partners with individuals, organizations, growers, and communities to help make fresh, healthy food more accessible to everyone. The NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established, and is the nation’s largest annual funder of the arts.
The Urban Farming Toolkit is a digital, visual guide to starting a garden, designed to provide instructions on gardening at any scale for people at all experience levels. The guide provides information on the background of urban gardening, how to plan and build a garden, gardening maintenance, and the financial and legal issues relevant to growing an urban garden.
The toolkit is printable as a series of “information flashcards,” each focusing on one aspect of urban farming, with a summary, illustration, “ingredients,” and “instructions”--like a gardening recipe book.