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

-Garden Teacher Training

-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. 

Adult classes 

Our classes include gardening of many different types and expertise level (herb, flower, basics, vegetable, pollinator-friendly, fruit, etc.). We offer small or large group classes per request and periodically have classes found in our calendar and our Facebook page. Please contact Taiyiana at Taiyiana@sproutnola.org if you would like to request a class or more information

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WE JUST FINISHED OUR SUMMER KIDS CAMP, big thank you to all of the wonderful participants and funders!

Our Kids Programming will be returning in October, stay tuned on our calendar and social media accounts for updates and more info. 

Location

300 N Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

The garden is an enriching place with great people and information to be shared. I learned how gardening can be economically-friendly and rewarding.
— Teacher from Central Louisiana

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: About Market Match: 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 @refreshfarmersmarket or ReFresh Farmer's Market on Facebook.

Times

Mondays, year round
4pm-7pm

Location

300 N Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Market Match KICKOFF

Starting June 26th and on we are DOUBLING SNAP benefits! 

 

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! 

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. July until the beginning of  September, we will be taking  a break from the volunteer program due to weather, check out our calendar for more info! 

Location

300 N Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

 

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! 

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