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.