Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2016

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170 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 6 2 the region are always looking for and accepting volunteer assistance to help with recovery efforts. Giving back to the community hosting the show is a rewarding experience and a sure way to make your trip one-of-a-kind. Grow Dat Youth Farm, located within City Park, teaches leadership, sustainable farming, wellness, and food justice to young leaders. There are free self-guided tours of the farm, with a suggested donation of $8 per person. Adult individual volunteers can drop in Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During the fall, the Farm is also hosting a Dinner on the Farm series. On October 22, enjoy cochon and peche for $125, which includes cocktail hour, a farm tour, and meal with wine. www.growdatyouthfarm.org The NOLA Tree Project, formerly Hike for KaTREEna, is on a mission to replant the 100,000 trees lost to Hurricane Katrina. So far, they have replanted about 34,000; the city overall has restored about 50,000 of the trees lost to Katrina. Contact them at www.nolatreeproject.org to set up a corporate team-building day of volunteering. If you are unable to give time during your visit, consider donating to the Louisiana Region of the Red Cross or another charity you support. Donations of blood are also welcome. www.redcross.org/ local/louisiana Outside New Orleans With so much to do within the city – this article has barely scratched the surface – it's easy to forget there's a world outside of New Orleans. But just outside the city, there are a multitude of new adventures waiting to be taken. Along the Mississippi River to the west of New Orleans, River Road, a 70-mile stretch of highway, is home to dozens of plantation Big Weekend in the Big Easy (Continued from page 168) Left Among the damages suffered following Hurricane Katrina was the loss of nearly 100,000 trees. Several organizations have worked on the replanting efforts, and around 50,000 of those have been replaced in the last 11 years. While in New Orleans, consider a voluntourism experience: taking the time to give back to the community hosting you. The NOLA Tree Project has planted about 34,000 trees since Katrina, and welcomes groups of volunteers for a day of restoration. PHOTO: NEW ORLEANS CVB AND CHRIS GRANGER (Continued on page 172)

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