Saturday, May 2, 2015

"If you build it, they will come"

We built a compost pile, and the plants came.


Tomatoes.
 Squash.
 Young Avocado trees.
Watermelon.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Reversing the Mississippi: A Groundbreaking Documentary

"In the wake of the Great Recession and Occupy movement, Americans are becoming deeply dissatisfied with economic stratification and worsening environmental degradation. The country’s spiraling energy consumption hijacks our democracy and gambles our planet’s future. And while 50 million Americans live in poverty, our government stalls behind party lines. Reversing the Mississippi is a blueprint for realistic, immediate solutions."


Fundraiser in Los Angeles: February 17th, 2015

Check this out! Some of our friends out in LA are throwing us a fundraiser...
Po-boys, brass bands, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and more
Facebook link can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/716628821768102/
To purchase tickets: http://localbuy.me/tickets/events/29

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holiday Reflections

As 2014 draws to a close, we would just like to take a moment to thank everyone- our friends, neighbors, partners, and supporters- for everything you've done for us this year. From awesome volunteer participation, new connections, and the premiere of Ian Midgley's Reversing the Mississippi, this has been an awesome year for us at OSBG. 
As in most years, 2014 was filled with both positive and negative events, and as we count our blessings, we also remember to keep those less fortunate in our thoughts and prayers in this time of reflection. 

We look forward to 2015 being a year that is healthy and productive for OSBG and our community, and we're excited for all of the opportunities the New Year has in store for us. One of the most significant of these opportunities is our totally revamped fundraising efforts. We're excited to get the ball rolling on our new fundraiser, as we will be one step closer to getting back into our schoolhouse building and continuing with our mission- youth empowerment, community development, and food justice in New Orleans and beyond. 



We hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season. Much love from our family to yours. 
xx

The OSBG team. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

THIS SATURDAY: Pop-Up Tree and Produce Sale!

Join us at the farm this Saturday, December 6th from 10am-2pm to receive clearance prices on trees and locally grown produce! Come out to tour the farm, greet our animals, and snag a discount tree from over 50 options.

All proceeds will go directly towards our fundraising efforts to get back into our building. We look forward to seeing you Saturday! 


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

http://gawker.com/my-vassar-college-faculty-id-makes-everything-ok-1664133077

This first-hand account of racism does an incredible job of describing the exhaustion and despondence caused by constant assault. We're dreaming of the day when anecdotes such as these aren't commonplace occurrences...  

Monday, November 24, 2014


Patrice and I are working on making a movie for a school project about disaster vulnerability, and the inner workings of food justice in post-Katrina New Orleans. We spent this lovely day at the farm talking with Turner, harvesting some arugula, and got to take home some of the fresh, fingerlicking-good honey courtesy of the Bees at OSBG. It is always a pleasure spending time here :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Open House and Windsor Court Competition Update

We are super excited for our upcoming open house event this Saturday at 11am. The open house is open to the public, and will include a wide variety of activities for all ages. 


In an update to the Windsor Court 30 Ways to Give Back Competition, we’re currently in 3rd place, trailing closely behind the leading organizations. Voting ends November 17th, so please continue to vote everyday and to share the competition with your friends.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Calling all OSBG friends, supporters, and partners! We have recently had the opportunity to participate in the Windsor Court 30 Ways to Give Back competition, and could use some social media help. The competition is based on facebook votes, and if we win, we will receive $10,000 worth of event services, hopefully allowing us to ramp up our fundraising efforts to get back in our building. You can vote once a day, until November 17th, so we're asking you to please do so and share throughout your social media feeds. Much love,

The OSBG team

Here is the link to the competition: http://windsorcourt30ways.pgtb.me/NzSg3j

Monday, November 3, 2014

We're about to check out Reversing the Mississippi for the first time... Stay tuned for the official release and in the meantime, check out the trailer at reversingthemississippi.com