FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 5, 2014
Shane Gunter, Founder Jasmine J. Haralson, Director of External Affairs
All Good Farms NORA
All Good Farms Announces Partnership with NORA
NEW ORLEANS, LA-- All Good Farms is pleased to announce our partnership with the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) through its Growing Green Program. We are leasing two (2) vacant lots on which we will build a 5000 square foot state-of-the-art indoor hydroponic farm. The garden will be located at 5011 N. Miro Street in the Lower 9th Ward. We will provide fresh, local, nutrient rich produce grown in one of the most sustainable ways possible.
Benefits of Hydroponic Cultivation
- Pesticide, herbicide and fungicide free
- Will use 90% less water than a conventional soil garden
- All solar powered
- Will use recaptured rain water when possible
- Produce 20-30 more produce than a soil garden of the same size
- Year round production
"Growing here, in the middle of the city, allows us to place high quality, nutrient rich foods on the shelves of grocery stores or on the plates in a restaurant the day we harvest, said Shane Gunter, Founder of All Good Farms.
In addition to providing high quality food for the city (local restaurants, grocery stores, and farmers markets) we plan on creating an onsite educational program to teach and promote sustainable gardening techniques to the community. Employment opportunities will also be made available as well.
“We are very excited to partner with All Good Farms through our Growing Green Program, this innovative approach to activating vacant land is a model for our city” said NORA’s Executive Director Jeff Hebert.
All Good Farms has launched a Kickstarter campaign, for more information and to donate please visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/cresentcitygreens/all-good-farms?ref=email
All Good Farms mission is to provide local, fresh, sustainable food to the community of New Orleans via farmers markets, local restaurants and local grocery stores while at the same time have a positive impact on the community and environment. Creating a healthier more sustainable food system is this beautiful wonderful city, “From the City. For the City.”
The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority is a catalyst for the revitalization of the city, partnering in strategic developments that celebrate the city’s neighborhoods and honor its traditions.