Saturday, August 9, 2014

Potential

The possibilities are endless with our new deck at Garden on Marais! There's been talk of cajun zydeco dance lessons, outdoor theater productions, cooking demos from garden to grill, as well as functioning as a shade structure so folks can take a break from the intense heat while working on Marais. 
We are in the dog days of summer, but this group of folks from Santa Rosa, CA endured the sun and heat to finish our beautiful deck! A big thanks to Doug Webb and his hard working crew! 



Above:  A before photo @ the entrance to the garden

Below: Doug and his team finishing up the deck



Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer Days




Here's what's happening on Marais! Tomatoes galore, sunshiney faces, and the basil is thriving!





Monday, May 19, 2014

Summer is Upon us


We've been busy on Marais! Below you will see that the hoop 
house has been clothed with shade and our basil is producing!




Pictured above are a few little ladies adopting a bean 
at our farmers market table. We have been tabling weekly
to promote our up and coming summer 
kids club!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

To till and take care of

We've been amending our garden beds on Marais! Below you'll see a picture of the 'Elan crew amending the existing soil with coffee chaff and compost. The chaff was donated to us by the folks at Dupuy Storage in the Marigny. It serves as a source of nitrogen as well as assists in loosening the texture of our heavy clay soil.


some of the 'Elan crew 




Here is a garden helper, Paul, working with Teresa to transplant some of our summer tomatoes!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Melbourne





Last Thursday a group of volunteers from Melbourne, FL, partnered with MissionLab here in New Orleans, worked with us on the garden site. From re-organizing our tools and garden storage to weeding the future kids garden these folks worked with joy and laughter. Prior to seemingly monsoon rains a little sunflower and her nurturer visited us on site to observe the beginnings of a productive garden space. We are so thankful to have had guest in the garden!


                                                                                                    Broderick Webb 03/14




Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Starts!

These little beauties are currently growing in our hoophouse!!
We have currant tomatoes, yellow pear tomatoes, and wild cherry tomatoes to look forward to. Yum

Can we build it? Yes we can!



Last week Grace Community School(pictured below) from Tyler, TX and Liberty Church from Broken Arrow, OK joined us on site to finish out the build of the garden beds. We now have 30 beds in total!
Thanks to these two teams for serving with joy!