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Field Report: Hollygrove Market & Farm

The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project is off to a great start! We had our first two harvests this week and were able to collect over 300 lbs of grapefruit … Continue reading

February 24, 2011

Field Report: Evacuteer.Org

It seems the buzzword of the moment is “sustainability”. VISTAs are supposed to promote sustainability in their organizations by building capacity. Non-profits across the world are working to promote their … Continue reading

February 21, 2011

Field Report: Green Light of New Orleans

Wow.  Service learning is crazy.  I think I have learned my lesson and that is partnering with 5 classes in one semester is crippling.  Note to self and Green Light:  … Continue reading

February 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

Field Report: The Green Project

When the senior VISTAs warned me of the 3rd and 4th month blues during the year long term of service I thought that they were exaggerating or trying to scare … Continue reading

February 14, 2011

Field Report: Social Media Liaison

Carnival is right around the corner here at Tulane. Within two weeks, New Orleans will be alive at all times of the day and night. This is beyond exciting to … Continue reading

February 10, 2011

Field Report: New Orleans Outreach

Part of my role as an AmeriCorps*VISTA with New Orleans Outreach is to plan and execute volunteer projects at New Orleans Outreach’s partner schools.  I have learned there is an … Continue reading

February 3, 2011

Field Report: Hollygrove Market and Farm

The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project is off to a great start! It’s such a simple concept- people with fruit trees on their property that they don’t instead to harvest … Continue reading

February 3, 2011



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