Saturday, May 22 | 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Meeting Point: VEGGI (New Orleans East)


# of participants: cap at 20 to 25

Visit the VEGGI Farmers Cooperative and the Vietnamese canal gardens of Village de l’Est.

Join Seeds and Beats in New Orleans East for this special opportunity to visit a working farm, wetland buffer, and canal gardens situated amongst the lagoons and canals of the Village de l’Est neighborhood. Learn about the importance of farming and gardening to this community, and see how gardeners have integrated drainage canals into their agricultural practices.

Khai Nguyen of the VEGGI Farmers Cooperative will be our tour guide and translator as we meet with VEGGI farmers as well as individual gardener cultivating herbs and vegetables alongside drainage canals.  

This event will be outside and involve roughly 1.6 miles of walking in summertime heat and humidity as we move between different sites. We encourage participants to dress accordingly, to wear comfortable shoes for walking, and to bring plenty of water. We will be providing lunch — banh mi from Dong Phuong Bakery!   

There are a limited number of spots — make sure to get your ticket as soon as possible! And please notify aron@waterleadersinstitute if you need assistance with transportation to get out to New Orleans East. We can help arrange a carpool or other transportation option.  

(RAIN DATE: Saturday, May 29 at 9 a.m.)

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