F2_9 Grow Dat Youth Farm

Type: Field Trip
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Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 1:15 PM / 4:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Field Trip Departure, Canal Street Entrance, Main Lobby, Marriott Hotel.
Organizers: The American Association of Geographers


To attend this field trip you must register in advance at the AAG on-site registration desk (Mardi Gras Ballroom, 3rd floor, Marriott). All field trips depart from the Canal St. entrance of the New Orleans Marriott.
F2_9 Grow Dat Youth Farm
Organizer: Jeanne Firth, Grow Dat Youth Farm/London School of Economics
This field trip will tour Grow Dat Youth Farm, a 7 acre urban farm in City Park with the mission of nurturing a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work for growing food. Grow Dat staff will share a key piece of their educational curriculum and methods by leading the interactive workshop, "The History of the Land". This workshop asks: how have people changed this land? How has that affected the ecosystem? How should the land be used? Understanding how this land has been used in the past can help us understand why it looks the way it does today (soil quality, vegetation, infrastructure), or why things happen the way they do (ie, flooding during storms). It can also help us think critically about how the land should be used in the future.


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