Partner Blog Post

Growing Opportunities

Finally back up on their two feet after Hurricane Katrina, people in New Orleans are threatened once again by the current oil spill catastrophe's triple whammy: potential elimination of thousands of fishing jobs; rising costs of food and other imports; and reduced income from tourism — not to mention the adverse environmental impact on people's lives. Offsetting the damage caused by this dirty energy disaster is the community garden/local food production model in New Orleans, a sparkling gem in the midst of the wreckage.