• 05/04/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

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/

 

  • 04/10/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Rain or Shine We Will Connect The Nine!

 
 
A hearty thanks to those residents and friends who came out despite the threatening weather on Saturday, April 4th, for the 3rd Annual Connect-the-Nine Community Bike Ride! 
 
For more information about our campaign for a safe, dedicated crossing for pedestrians and bikers over the St. Claude Bridge, visit www.bikeeasy.org. 
 
 
  • 03/03/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED & Tulane City Center Partner to Create Outdoor Wetland Education Center

CSED has partnered with Tulane City Center to create an outdoor wetland education center on two of our lots at Florida & Caffin Avenues. The project aims to raise awareness of coastal restoration efforts by creating a K-12 environmental learning space that will include exhibits on local plants, outdoor classroom space, a bio swale and rain garden, and access to kayaks that will encourage hands-on learning directly adjacent to the Bayou Bienvenue Triangle.  The existing cypress and red maple trees, the community orchard and the butterfly island will remain and be enhanced.  Planting Plan Wetland Ed Center

You can view the entire project plan at our office at 5130 Chartres Street or just stop by the site.  As always, we welcome and value your comments as we "Sustain the Nine!" Building Scheme

  • 02/23/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Volunteers from Park Avenue Synagogue Help Us Prepare to Move & More

Our wonderful volunteers from Park Avenue Synagogue of New York City assisted the CSED staff as we prepare to move to our new home at 5227 Chartres Street. Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky and his wife Erin Beser volunteered 4 years ago with the CSED. This time they brought five youth with them to help with rebuilding our Lower 9th Ward Community. Volunteers Park Ave Synagogue

But they didn't stop there...they continued their community service by raking leaves for composting at the CSED Dauphine Street Community Garden, weeded and planted flower seeds, replaced a brick border and cleaned up debris from recent sidewalk repair work. We so appreciate their giving spirits! Dauphine Vol Collage Resized

  • 10/03/2014
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

#Sustain the Nine - Support CSED KickStarter Campaign!

 

5227 Chartres (the Center) Before

 

The VISION:  Download PERSPECTIVE 011414

The CAMPAIGN: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/312337143/the-center-a-sustainable-historic-house

  • 09/29/2014
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

Work Completed During Green Apple Day!

GAD Work Complete

Green Apple Day of Service @ the Center

Green Apple Day of Service

USGBC's Green Apple Day of Service volunteers perform work on the CENTER over the weekend.  Volunteers from LA insulated the back of the CENTER with polyiso insulation, caulked ceiling boards, painted and installed insulation around the perimeter - under the house.  Thank you USGBC, & thank you volunteers for all of the hard work!  We hope to see you again soon!