Our Programs

 
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TechNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR FARMERS and Gardeners

SPROUT offers classes year round for people looking to make growing food their mission. Past classes include:

-Farm Service Administration Trainings 

-Good Agricultural Practice and Food Safety Modernization Act Trainings 

-Transitioning to sustainable methods of growing

-Starting your first market garden

-New tools and equipment for farmers

TIMES

Year-round, please check our calendar for upcoming events

Location

City-wide

CHildren's Classes and Kid's Camp! 

SPROUT offers free children's classes nearly year-round. Check out our calendar to see when the next class is. We welcome all young people to come learn about food, farming and the natural world while fostering leadership, responsibility and kindness.

Our Classes are in Partnership with Friends of Laffite Greenway and Goldring Center For Culinary Medicine. We operate out of the ReFresh Community Farm. Classes are made possible by Emeril Lagasse Foundation  and Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans. 

Garden Teacher Trainings

Our garden teacher trainings are an intensive way to give classroom teachers an overview of adapting existing curriculum, planning usable gardens, creating school buy-in and measuring success.

times

2019 Kid’s Camp TBD

Kid’s Gardening and Cooking Class- Session #1 wrapped up in November, Sessions 2&3 Coming in January

Location

300 N Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

TIMEs

December 2nd and 9th, January 20th and 22nd

11am-5pm

Location

TBD

Farmer's Market

Our year-round farmers market has vendors from all over New Orleans, but many of our vendors are from right in our neighborhood. The ReFresh Farmer's Market isn't just about selling delicious food to people. Our market builds a community of vendors who rewrite the paradigm of how food dollars get allocated and how small food businesses can support themselves. Come visit us rain or shine and meet our amazing vendors. 

Market Match is a unique and effective program to address healthy food access across America. Since 2008, Market Match has helped the Crescent City Farmers Market to increase SNAP purchases by 348%! The program increases the buying power of shoppers using SNAP benefits (formerly called ‘food stamps’) and passes the financial benefit on to Louisiana’s farmers and fresh food purveyors. It is truly a program that addresses our food system on many levels. This funding is made possible with the help of Market Umbrella, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and grant support from the USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program. 

Follow us on instagram at @sproutnola or ReFresh Farmer's Market on Facebook.

Times

Mondays, year round
4pm-7pm

Location

300 N Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

REFRESH COMMUNITY FARM

The ReFresh Community Farm is a SPROUT NOLA project, but it's our community gardeners that make it happen. The farm is home to over 30 individual gardeners who work hard to organize project like a medicinal herb garden, monthly potlucks and community classes. 

The farm is on site at the ReFresh Project, a Community Health Hub. Come see the amazing things that ReFresh does collectively! 

truck farm table and local food aggregation

SPROUT works to rebuild and repair our local food system is through our Truck Farm Table at the market and local food aggregation in partnership with Recirculating Farms and Top Box. At the Truck Farm Table we gather local food, flowers, and plant starts and sell them free of charge for vendors. Rebuilding a food system not only involves getting fresh, local goods to consumers, but also providing ways for farmers to profit from their goods. Through our partnership with Recirculating Farms and Top Box, we aim to further increase the farmer support by selling leftover produce from our market to create local produce boxes that are available to the wider community.

Times

Garden with us through our Volunteer for Veggies  program! Based on availability and time of the year we offer a volunteer program for anyone to come, learn, and garden in our community gardens. 

Location

300 N Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Where?

Monday Market at ReFresh 3pm-7pm

Thursday at the Crescent City Farmer’s Market 4pm-7pm

 

ADVOCACY AND POLICY

SPROUT organizes on a city, state and national level to grow support for the farmers of the Gulf South. Our work is to increase awareness of the challenges facing all small-scale farmers like agricultural land-loss, lack of land access, marketing and economic challenges as well as difficult to navigate systems. 

We organize through: Greater New Orleans Growers Alliance, New Orleans Cut Flower Collective, National Young Farmer's Coalition, Food Policy and Advisory Committee and much more!