New Orleans Food & Farm Network http://www.noffn.org Food. Farms. Communities. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:36:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Blog – Embracing Challenges & Creating Opportunities for Urban Agriculturehttp://www.noffn.org/2014/04/blog-embracing-challenges-creating-opportunities-urban-agriculture-blog-article/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=blog-embracing-challenges-creating-opportunities-urban-agriculture-blog-article http://www.noffn.org/2014/04/blog-embracing-challenges-creating-opportunities-urban-agriculture-blog-article/#comments Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:07:18 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8697 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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Vintage Garden Farms needs internshttp://www.noffn.org/2014/03/vintage-garden-farms-needs-interns/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=vintage-garden-farms-needs-interns http://www.noffn.org/2014/03/vintage-garden-farms-needs-interns/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:35:48 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8692   Vintage Garden Farms needs interns for seeding, weeding, planting, harvesting and preparing for native plant nursery stock.  Natural growing practices are applied to grow vegetables, herbs, flowers and native plants to sell at farmer’s markets and to residents around New Orleans.

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Groundspeakers Convening – 3/20 @6 pm @Propellerhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/03/groundspeakers-convening-320-6-pm-propeller/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=groundspeakers-convening-320-6-pm-propeller http://www.noffn.org/2014/03/groundspeakers-convening-320-6-pm-propeller/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:16:25 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8682 March 20, 2014 – 6pm Propeller, 4035 Washington Avenue, NOLA 70125 Groundspeakers convenings are hoped to be the beginning of a citywide collaboration around urban land conservation and activation and the significant positive benefits it has for our communities. AGENDA

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Finance section of the FarmCity Toolbox is availablehttp://www.noffn.org/2014/03/finance-section-farmcity-toolbox-available/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=finance-section-farmcity-toolbox-available http://www.noffn.org/2014/03/finance-section-farmcity-toolbox-available/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:38:24 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8650 NOFFN’s goal is to foster a sustainable, diverse food system by supporting small and midsized farms and farm-related businesses, both in the city and within the region. Our work is premised on the importance of successful small and midsized farms

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Sankofa CDC seeking farmers to sell at markethttp://www.noffn.org/2014/03/sankofa-cdc-seeking-farmers-sell-market/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sankofa-cdc-seeking-farmers-sell-market http://www.noffn.org/2014/03/sankofa-cdc-seeking-farmers-sell-market/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:27:00 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8656 Sankofa CDC is looking for farmers interested in selling fruits and vegetables to supply its market in the 9th ward. Contact kelly@sankofanola.org

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Louisiana Small Farmer Conference, March 13-15, at the SU Ag Centerhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/03/louisiana-small-farmer-conference-march-13-15-su-ag-center/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=louisiana-small-farmer-conference-march-13-15-su-ag-center http://www.noffn.org/2014/03/louisiana-small-farmer-conference-march-13-15-su-ag-center/#comments Sun, 09 Mar 2014 00:41:27 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8641 Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center will hold its Annual Louisiana Small Farmer Conference, MARCH 13-15, at the SU Ag Center. This conference is designed for small farmers who are interested in building up existing farms, transitioning or moving

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03/15 – Pot Luck Supper & meet the Author Lorraine Johnsonhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/03/0315-pot-luck-supper-meet-author-lorraine-johnson/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=0315-pot-luck-supper-meet-author-lorraine-johnson http://www.noffn.org/2014/03/0315-pot-luck-supper-meet-author-lorraine-johnson/#comments Sun, 09 Mar 2014 00:19:30 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8638 Saturday, March 15th, 6:00 pm @ David Young’s house, Founder of Capstone, 1816 Lizardi St., New Orleans, La 70117 Lorraine Johnson, a writer based in Toronto, is coming to New Orleans in mid-March (March 12-17) to do research for a

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Land section of the FarmCity Toolbox is availablehttp://www.noffn.org/2014/01/land-section-farmcity-toolbox-available/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=land-section-farmcity-toolbox-available http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/land-section-farmcity-toolbox-available/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 02:38:33 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8614 The Land section of the FarmCity Toolbox is now available for use. With the assistance, collaboration, and creativity of Propeller, Public Laboratory, 596 Acres, New Orleans Neighborhood Partnership Network, Land Trust for Louisiana, Recirculating Farms Coalition, NORA, Habitat for Humanity,

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Landowners – Would you consider leasing your vacant lot to a farmer?http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/landowners-consider-leasing-vacant-lot-farmer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=landowners-consider-leasing-vacant-lot-farmer http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/landowners-consider-leasing-vacant-lot-farmer/#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:45:03 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8461 A pdf of this information is available here. Often, farmers are searching for more land to work. Yet the price of land is a major hurdle.  At the same time, it enables landowners to promote agriculture and, in some cases,

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Opportunity for Urban Growers in New Orleanshttp://www.noffn.org/2014/01/opportunity-urban-growers-new-orleans/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=opportunity-urban-growers-new-orleans http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/opportunity-urban-growers-new-orleans/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:44:13 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8595 Anyone wishing to work together to consolidate marketing, planting plans, soil building, seed saving, and resource cooperative work, please contact: jim bremer excellentproduce@msn.com (504)261-9219

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Zoninghttp://www.noffn.org/2014/01/zoning/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=zoning http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/zoning/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 04:11:52 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8504 A pdf of this information is available here. In the City of New Orleans, land use is regulated by a document called the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO). The CZO tells you what land uses are permitted in each zoning district.

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Privately-Owned Land / Private Landowner Interested in Selling, Donating or Leasinghttp://www.noffn.org/2014/01/privately-owned-land-private-landowner-interested-selling-donating-leasing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=privately-owned-land-private-landowner-interested-selling-donating-leasing http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/privately-owned-land-private-landowner-interested-selling-donating-leasing/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 04:07:25 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8453 A pdf of this information is available here. Privately-Owned Land If there is a private landowner that would like to see a project happen on their land, please visit the lots page on the Living Lots NOLA map to view

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Soil and Compost Vendorshttp://www.noffn.org/2014/01/soil-compost-vendors/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=soil-compost-vendors http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/soil-compost-vendors/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 03:55:13 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8476 A pdf of this information is available here. Soil Deliveries Eco Urban, LLC order of any size, will deliver to you Demetria Christo, owner (504) 274-8774, demetria.christo@gmail.com. Travis Cleaver, owner (504) 957-7706, traviscleaver@gmail.com www.ecourbanllc.com Sugarland Soil 6 yards or more

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Compostinghttp://www.noffn.org/2014/01/composting/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=composting http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/composting/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 03:51:06 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8473 A pdf of this information is available here General Information Composting is a key part of any successful  sustainable garden. Compost  improves your garden by providing more air, water, nutrients and drainage for your soil. Composting is a great way

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How & Why to Get a Farm Numberhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/01/get-farm-number/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=get-farm-number http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/get-farm-number/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 03:39:41 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8467 A pdf of this information is available here. Why get a Farm Number? The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is USDA’s parish office. They provide farm loans, crops insurance, and disaster assistance compensation. You must register your farm with the FSA

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Privately-Owned Land with a Blight Lienhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/01/privately-owned-land-blight-lien/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=privately-owned-land-blight-lien http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/privately-owned-land-blight-lien/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 03:33:36 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8463 A pdf of this information is available here. If the lot you are interested in is privately owned and has unpaid blight liens against it, there is a way for you and your neighbors to help move this property to

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Urban Agriculture and Lead – Get Your Soil Testedhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/01/urban-agriculture-lead/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=urban-agriculture-lead http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/urban-agriculture-lead/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 03:29:21 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8501 A pdf of this information is avilable here. Based on the results of numerous studies[i], NOFFN urges people to use a LEAD threshold of 100 ppm (parts per million) If your soil tests less than 100 ppm, then IN-GROUND GROWING

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Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO)http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/housing-authority-new-orleans-hano/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=housing-authority-new-orleans-hano http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/housing-authority-new-orleans-hano/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 03:22:01 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8451 A pdf of this information is available here. Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) has vacant lots are part of the group of scattered properties that they will consider for projects. HANO is requesting proposals for the purchase of a

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Habitat for Humanity – New Orleanshttp://www.noffn.org/2014/01/habitat-humanity-new-orleans/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=habitat-humanity-new-orleans http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/habitat-humanity-new-orleans/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 03:19:24 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8458 A pdf of this information is available here. Habitat for Humanity will lease lots that it owns for up to 5 years for $1 per year. There is an option for renewal of the lease. To start a project on

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Water Service in Orleans Parishhttp://www.noffn.org/2014/01/water-service-orleans-parish/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=water-service-orleans-parish http://www.noffn.org/2014/01/water-service-orleans-parish/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 03:10:51 +0000 http://www.noffn.org/?p=8470 A pdf of this information is available here. To set up water service with the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) you need to go and apply for service in person. Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans

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