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2013-11-06 16:33:17

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network broke ground on a unique community farm and food center in New Orleans, "Growing Local NOLA." Amid much celebrating, city and state officials, along with others offered support, congratulatory remarks and well wishes for the future. Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell welcomed Growing Local NOLA to her district. She said, "Growing Local NOLA has been a long...

2013-10-24 08:39:04

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, on Food Day, the Recirculating Farms Coalition and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network are pleased to announce the November 6(th) groundbreaking of Growing Local NOLA, an innovative urban farming and food center. The center plans to host a community garden - with raised soil beds and fruit trees - events space, an open air classroom, green market, agriculture resource center and much more. A very unique aspect of the new...

2013-08-13 08:31:15

Guerrilla Garden to become first in city with solar-powered hydroponic, living shade structure NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lower 9(th) Ward community members, farmers, and volunteers from across the city came together at The Backyard Gardener's Network's Guerrilla Garden this weekend for weed pulling, planting, farmer training, and the construction of the first-ever solar-powered living shade structure in the city. Since 2009, The Backyard Gardener's...

2012-10-26 07:24:20

The New Orleans Convention Center partners with groups to build an innovative garden NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, in honor of National Food Day, a time to champion affordable, healthy and sustainable food, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Recirculating Farms Coalition, and New Orleans Food and Farm Network announced their partnership to create a community urban food and farming center on 2.5 acres of land owned by the Convention...

2012-09-24 23:01:56

The Recirculating Farms Coalition in partnership with the New Orleans Food and Farm Network will host a free two-day new and beginning urban farmers training in November 2012 and again in March 2013. The program includes an up to five-day apprenticeship on a working farm. New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 Media contacts: Marianne Cufone — 813-785-8386 or info(at)recirculatingfarms(dot)org Sanjay Kharod: 504-483-6967 or info(at)NOFFN(dot)org The Recirculating Farms...

2012-08-22 22:20:51

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network announced they are building a new Urban Farming and Food Center in downtown New Orleans that joins innovative water-based recirculating farming with traditional soil-based growing. The organizations received major grants for the project from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and the Claneil Foundation, as well as other donations. The...

2012-06-01 02:21:03

NEW ORLEANS, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As New Orleans begins its second annual Eat Local Challenge, the Recirculating Farms Coalition celebrates the launch of a new rooftop garden in the heart of the city and urges more grocers, restaurateurs, and consumers to get involved in growing local food. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110915/DC69041LOGO ) Last evening, NOLA Locavores and partners kicked off the Eat Local Challenge with a party at the new Rouses Market, a...

2012-04-20 14:20:25

NEW ORLEANS, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in honor of the upcoming 41st Earth Day on April 22, the Recirculating Farms Coalition released a new interactive map that shows consumers where to buy fresh produce and seafood, and decorative plants and fish from innovative farms. The organization is a collaborative group of farmers, fishermen, educators, scientists and others who promote unique growing methods - recirculating farming. (Logo:...

2012-02-09 07:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, urban agriculture development company Aquaponic Modular Production Systems (AMPS) debuted its new project - the very first aeroponic farm in New Orleans. Hollygrove Farm and Market is hosting the AMPS design to showcase an innovative way to grow fresh produce for the community sustainably - recirculating farming. Recirculating farms use clean recycled water in place of soil to grow food. "Aeroponics" is one type of these farms,...

2011-10-04 07:00:00

Recirculating Farms Coalition: Statement of Executive Director, Marianne Cufone NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by News One ranked New Orleans, Louisiana as the worst food desert in the United States. Just a few weeks prior, Travel and Leisure Magazine dubbed New Orleans "America's Best City for Foodies". This dichotomy highlights two vastly different food experiences in New Orleans. How does this happen? Like in many places around the United States and...