Our farm on the other hand didn't end up so 'un-scathed'. We spent this morning salvaging whatever crops are still good (e.g. black eyes peas, bananas, sprouts, herbs, etc.) and cleaning up downed trees so we can get right back to business as usual ASAP growing good food for the neighborhood and New Orleans area with our lovely students who have also all made it through the storm safely.
Along with damage to our crops our building and one of our green houses also sustained damage. Fortunately all of the damage is minor and temporary, unfortunately it's NOT going to be inexpensive to fix. We're currently estimating at least $3,000 in damage along with nearly $7,000 in additional repairs to prevent this same damage in the future.
Below are some of the pictures that we've taken since the storm passed. Please share this post via email, twitter, facebook or whatever other social networks you're connected to. We could use all the help we can get in terms of secure donations right here on our website and gift cards to Home Depot or Lowes. We also can accept checks made out to Our School at Blair Grocery. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. PLEASE NOTIFY US IF YOU NEED A RECEIPT FOR FILING YOUR TAXES.