The ReFresh Project construction is moving fast, and a group of food- and health-oriented organizations from around the city have been working together to form partnerships and develop the innovative programming that will occur at the site. The group is open to individuals and organizations interested in working together toward building programs that will support the health, wellness, and economic vitality of the surrounding neighborhoods, and has focused on areas including community outreach and programming, workforce development, local food purveyors, public assistance outreach and registration, and community farm space on site.
The committee has made plans in these areas in order to make the ReFresh Project as accessible, usable, and impactful as possible in promoting food access and health. As seen in the photo above, the group recently met to do a community and project mapping exercise to discover new partnerships and ways that people will access and use the ReFresh Project.
Meetings are held monthly, and current partners include: Liberty’s Kitchen Tulane Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine Whole Foods Market FirstLine Schools The Berger Group Brinton Family Health & Healing Center Friends of Lafitte Corridor Grow Dat Youth Farm Harambee Community Farms of New Orleans Latino Farmer’s Cooperative of Louisiana Louisiana Public Health Institute Providence Community Housing Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana Share Our Strength Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center SPROUT NOLA Tulane Prevention Research Center
Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming involved in this unique collaboration of organizations working toward food access, health and wellness. We look forward to seeing the innovative programs and partnerships that evolve out of the committee and its work.
100 Trees on Broad and Bayou Road
Broad Community Connections has partnered with the Broad Street-Bayou Road Merchants Association in 100 Trees on Broad and Bayou Road. The project was formed with the goal of planting 100 street trees along Broad and Bayou Road, beginning with the fall planting season. Thanks to everyone who has contributed more than $1400 in donations since the project’s launch a few weeks ago, and to Grow Dat Youth Farm for their generous donation of trees. In addition to individual donations, BCC has applied to several council districts for grants to support the project. We expect to start planting in early November. Find out more at BCC’s Web site!
Broad Gets Trash Mobbed!
Broad Community Connections partnered with NOLA Trash Mob to do a clean-up starting at Broad and Canal on August 25. Merchants and neighbors all came out to support the event and help to promote a cleaner Broad Street. Keep an eye out on BCC’s Facebook page for more information on future NOLA Trash Mob events around the corridor!
9/28 Community Book Center Open House Community Celebration 2523 Bayou Road Family fun, children’s activities, door prizes, silent auction, and more Free admission, refreshments sold 10 am-3 pm 30th Anniversary Celebration Gala 2523 Bayou Road Food, drinks, reflections, performances, silent auction, photo exhibit, and more $30 adults/ $15 children 6 pm-10 pm
9/29 Sunday Jazz/Gospel Brunch at Indigo 2275 Bayou Road $30 adults/ $15 children 11 am-2 pm Congo Square Preservation Society hosts A Tribute to Community Book Center for 30 years of literacy and civic service! Congo Square, Armstrong Park Open to the public, donations accepted 3-5 pm Ice Cream “Sunday” at Indigo 2275 Bayou Road Cool treats, facepainting, storytelling and prizes $10 per person 5-7 pm
9/30 New Orleans Saints Monday Night Football Party Community Book Center, 2523 Bayou Road Donations accepted, refreshments sold 6:30 pm
10/1 Broad Street-Bayou Road Merchants Association Meeting The Icehouse, 2803 St. Philip 6:00 pm
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