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Dupuy supports sustainability efforts in New Orleans

The Dupuy company in New Orleans has been donating compostable coffee byproducts to community composting programs throughout the city. It is part of the companies sustainability effort to reduce waste and support urban agriculture efforts.

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ED Blog – Confessions of a Non-Profit

Think about the future. Not real far off; say only 6 years away – 2020. Where will your food come from? The dominant producer of the US’s fruits and veggies — California, check out its dominance — is in a

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Blog: Rewards of Seasonal Eating

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Seasonal eating is something that many Americans take for granted. Look around! We love and live in a state that has embraced seasonal statewide eating for as long as Louisiana’s agricultural bounty has been harvested and utilized. Even former residents

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Blog – Embracing Challenges & Creating Opportunities for Urban Agriculture


Who is a farmer to you? Do you differentiate the term “farmer” from “agricultural producer?” The word producer obviously insinuates production of some sort; but more specifically and in terms of agriculture, it tends to insinuate the growth and harvest

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Blog – Seasonal Eating at its Most Luscious


It is the sweetest season of the year and no, I’m not talking about Jazz Fest. Strawberries have been cropping up at local markets and in people’s backyards in New Orleans for a while now. If you are a newbie

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Blog – Ten Reasons to Buy Local Food


(adapted from ‘Growing For Market’ newsletter) by Vern Grubinger, vegetable and berry specialist, University of Vermont Extension It’s Eat Local Challenge Month in New Orleans. Here’s a list of ten reasons why eating local food is not only good for

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EDblog: Toolbox + Action = Change


I’ve been missing a bunch of deadlines lately. NOFFN recently partnered up with the Office of Service Learning at Delgado to develop a brochure about NOFFN’s work. I was late turning it in, but the pressure of having to give

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