• 06/09/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Lower 9 News

Wonderful young volunteers from Newark, NJ
 
CSED was thrilled to welcome back the wonderful volunteers from North Star Academy and Vailsburg Middle School of Newark, NJ. This was their second time working with us. If you'd like help from our volunteers, please contact CSED Volunteer Manager Warrenetta Banks at 504-939-9012. 
Paid youth summer internships
The Renaissance Project is operating their 2nd Annual Regrowing Community Summer Youth Employment Program from June 15 - July 24, 2015 with a two-day orientation beginning June 11th. Each intern will work 25 hours per week and be paid $10 per hour. This is a great opportunity for youth workers to learn about local businesses and organizations. 
Applications due today, June 5. Apply now. 
Capstone raw honey available 
Capstone Raw Honey is now available for purchase. Ten ounce jars (half pint) are $5 and 20 ounce jars (pint) are $10.  The honey will be available at Capstone Farmers Market Fridays, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at 5001 N. Claiborne Ave. It is also available at Urban Roots Garden Center, 2375 Tchoupitoulas St. You can even arrange for the honey to be delivered to your home. The money from the honey helps pay for food that Capstone grows and gives away to those in need as well as other Capstone projects in the Lower 9th Ward. 
 
For more information, contact David at 504-534-5443 or  capstonehoney@gmail.com
Sanchez Community Center now open
Have you been to the new Sanchez Community Center? It's a beautiful facility which includes a pool, basketball court and gym. Visit the center today at 1616 Caffin Ave. 
Sweet treats at Galvez Goodies
Stop by Galvez Goodies today. Beat the summer heat with one of their snoballs.
They even have a spacewalk for the kids. Galvez Goodies is located on the corner of Caffin and Galvez.
Make It Right open house
 
Make It Right will host an open house next Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 5007 North Roman Street. Get a tour of their model home and take the first step toward homeownership. 
RSVP online or by phone at 504-620-3200.
In This Issue
Now Hiring: AmeriCorps
 
Project Homecoming is currently recruiting AmeriCorps members to serve in the 2015-2016 service year! They are looking for individuals who are motivated and passionate about safe, affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, and helping displaced families return home to New Orleans. 
 
For more information about the AmeriCorps program, visit nationalservice.gov
 
To apply for an AmeriCorps position with Project Homecoming, visit projecthomecoming.net.
Holy Cross Neighborhood Association meeting
Meet your neighbors and learn more about what's going on in our community at the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association meeting this Thursday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Greater Little Zion Church, 5130 Chartres Street. 
 
CSED Team 
Chief Executive Officer  Arthur Johnson
Program Manager Kathy Muse
Volunteer Manager Warrenetta Banks
Wetland Specialist John Taylor
Energy Efficiency Assistant Charles Reddick
Community Resilience Assistant Beverly Jackson
Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness  Rachel Pickens
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  • 06/01/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Raised Beds Brought to New Heights

Stop by our new Center at 5227 Chartres to see our raised beds built by Historic Green volunteers & learn more about growing in containers or contact Kathy Muse at 504-939-9028.  Make gardening easy on your body :)
Raised Garden Boxes Collage

See more photos of all the industrious Historic Green volunteers accomplished Historic Green 2015

Garden Boxes Build

  • 05/15/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Thank You Tulane City Center Students!!!

 
 
Come out and see the wonders wrought by the Tulane City Center / Tulane School of Architecture students on our properties at Caffin and Florida Avenues.
 
  • 05/06/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

GiveNOLA Day results are in...Thanks A Million!!!

 
CSED is truly thankful for everyone who supported us for GiveNOLA Day, May 5th.  Because of your generous support, we received 73 gifts totaling $4,601.   More than 500 non-profit organizations in the Greater New Orleans area participated in the 2nd annual GiveNOLA Day.  In just 24 hours, the event received 34,539 gifts totaling over $4 million. 
  • 05/05/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Join us this Friday at our Outdoor Wetland Education Center

Please join us as we celebrate the completion of the CSED Outdoor Wetland Education Center this Friday, May 8, 11:45 a.m., at Caffin & Florida Avenues. Tulane City Center students made it happen and will be on hand to share their incredible design/build process.

Check out the planting plan and building scheme. 

See photos of the design/build!

  • 05/04/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

GiveNOLA Day - Tomorrow May 5th - Thank you for supporting the Lower 9th Ward CSED!!

Please support the CSED - Donate online starting at midnight tonight!

GiveNOLA Photo

Almost There...Moving In Soon to Our New Location at 5227 Chartres

Porch and Wheelchair Ramp

 

Our move-in date is getting closer and closer. 

Last week, Charles Reddick worked on the beautiful porch (originally constructed by Historic Green) and the wheelchair ramp. 

It's looking good y'all!

P.S. The raised garden beds and the rain garden were installed by Historic Green during their Spring Greening 2015. 

 
 
 
  • 05/01/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Join Us for Mother Earth Day Saturday May 9th

 
 
Please join us and celebrate
 
Mother Earth Day
Saturday, May 9th, 10am - 1pm 
All Souls Episcopal Church
5500 St. Claude Avenue
 
There will be free food and refreshments, a solar derby race, and much more. 
 
For more information
contact Rachel Pickens
rapickensl9@sustainthenine.org
 
 

Support CSED on GiveNOLA Day, May 5, 2015

Support CSED for GiveNOLA Day, this Tuesday, May 5. Last year, we raised $6,009 for the Lower 9th Ward CSED. We've set our goal this year at $10,000 and 300 donors.
 
Your support will help us to continue our rebuilding work with Lower 9th Ward residents, in the Bayou Bienvenue Triangle, with food security through community gardens, and the renovation of our new office and energy efficiency/environmental education center. 
 
Donate to CSED for GiveNOLA Day.    We are most grateful for your support!

Herb Spiral Springs to Life at our Dauphine Community Garden

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers from American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts TABCOM, we now have an herb spiral in our Dauphine Community Garden.  They worked tirelessly to create this beautiful, environmentally-friendly structure from old bricks found on property.  Neighbors will now be able to harvest basil, garlic, marjoram, parsley, sage, thyme, and nasturtiums (an edible flower) in addition to the rosemary, chives, and mint already present. We are very grateful for the many hands and hearts of our generous volunteers...a gift that keeps on giving.

Herb Spiral Collage Resized

 

Learn more about herb spirals at http://themicrogardener.com/15-benefits-of-a-herb-spiral-in-your-garden/