Second SEEDoc Profiles Grow Dat Youth Farm

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Design Corps has released the second in a series of SEEDocs, six short films profiling the winners of the annual Social/Economic/Environmental Design (SEED) Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design. This second film features the Grow Dat Youth Farm in New Orleans, a partner of the Tulane City Center.

At Grow Dat Farm in New Orleans, La., people from different backgrounds and disciplines come together in research and practice to support public health, local economies, and a sustainable food system. The farm mission is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders and provide job training through the meaningful work of growing food. It involves at-risk high school student crew members who learn to plant, harvest and cook as well as participate in leadership training classes. Social, economic and environmental issues addressed through this collaborative design project include poverty reduction, youth empowerment, employment, obesity, good health and green gardening.

Click on the image above to watch the second SEEDoc on the Grow Dat Youth Farm. The films are produced by The Uptake and supported by the Fetzer Institute, whose mission is to foster awareness of the power of love, forgiveness, and compassion. The Fetzer Institute is also a funding partner of PublicInterestDesign.org. Four additional SEEDocs will be released online every other month hereafter.

Chuck Olsen

Chuck Olsen is a co-founder of The UpTake, co-founder and CEO of Vid Tiger and the founder of Minnesota Stories, called one of the best video blogs by the New York Times and winner of two Vloggies Awards. He is the producer-director of Blogumentary, a documentary feature film about the rise of political and personal blogs.

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