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6 posts from June 2012

  • 06/30/2012
  • Posted by staff

Congrats to Global Green! First Holy Cross Project House Sold!

From our friends at Global Green:

Nola_413_houseSigned on the dotted line! We closed the sale of our house at 413 Andry Street in New Orleans yesterday and handed keys over to the French family. This is one of five LEED Platinum houses we built in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, the neighborhood hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.

Three remaining homes are on the market and the fifth is being used as a visitor’s center. All are part of the Holy Cross Project we began following Katrina — as part of our plan to help New Orleans rebuild green six years ago, we committed to helping the community with a project to build sustainable homes and a community center. Next, plans to break ground on the next phases to include a community center and additional housing. Stay tuned for news in the coming months.

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  • 06/25/2012
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Lower 9th Ward "Views"

HCNA Sign 1

  • 06/23/2012
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

End of Land Gladness

CIMG2200I made it to the Ecology Action site in sunny CA - although as I write this it is only 60 degrees outside!  The first thing I did upon arrival, after seeing my living accommodations was to trek down a winding, steep, pebbly dirt trail to a beautiful  terraced garden booming with vegetation.   There are flowers of all colors and verities, golden wheat, oats, barley, amaranth, quinoa, young corn, beans, and a myriad of other amazing wheat and veggies that all live together in this truly amazing place!

It was noon time and that meant that it was time to spot water.  I picked up the black hose at my feet, that had a Ross Watering Fan attached to it, and was told to water in slow sweeping motions - as if it were raining.  Mike, one of the garden managers said, "the fine rain of water absorbs benificial airborne nutrients as well as air, helping the plants growth process."

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  • 06/15/2012
  • Posted by David Eber

Community Conversations on Coastal Restoration

SaveTheDateJune19Join the National Wildlife Federation on Tuesday June, 19th at the New Orleans Healing Center at 2372 St. Claude Avenue. Free food will be provided and it is sure to be a laid back atmosphere with lively conversation! Join us!

  • 06/13/2012
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Lower 9th Ward "Views"

L9CSED Sign

  • 06/09/2012
  • Posted by staff

New book, "We Shall Not Be Moved" to be released soon - stories of NOLA's still recovering neighborhoods

We_shall_not_be_moved_cover_high_resRGBTerrific new book will be coming out soon, We Shall Not Be Moved: Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina by author Tom Wooten. Tells the stories of five New Orleans neighborhoods – Broadmoor, Hollygrove, Lakeview, the Lower Ninth Ward, and Village de l’Est – and features CSED's own Pam Dashiell!

You can pre-order We Shall Not be Moved, which will be released August 7, 2012, here.

"Many who lived in the Lower Ninth Ward described it to outsiders as being “like the country.” This assertion would strike an Iowa farmer as laughable, but in New Orleans, the distinction made sense. Though the Lower Ninth was as densely populated as any other part of New Orleans, it lay downriver of the rest of the city, cut off by a waterway known officially as the Inter-Harbor Navigational Canal and informally as the Industrial Canal. It was a world unto itself. Few in the rest of New Orleans crossed into the Lower Ninth Ward with any regularity, and many Lower Ninth residents returned the favor, eating, sleeping, working, and attending school on their side of the canal.

Website-Pam-DashiellPam Dashiell, who moved to the Lower Ninth Ward in the 1980s, loved the way the neighborhood felt self-contained; it retained and attracted particular kinds of people, who were “drawn by the way this place is.” The people, in turn, made the place. Ms. Leblanc, an elderly lady who had lived in her house on Tennessee Street for nearly forty years, sat on her porch every morning, telling her neighbors about the newspaper stories she was reading. Steve, a janitor who had grown up in the neighborhood, recounted childhood memories of catching snakes and fishing in the bayou down the street from his house. Ms. Johnson, who lived with her grandchildren in an airy clapboard house on Jourdan Avenue, raised chickens. She was not alone; roosters throughout the Lower Ninth began to crow every morning shortly before dawn." READ MORE >>

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