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  • 08/21/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter August 21, 2015

Community reflects at Lower 9 Resilience Festival
The Lower 9 Resilience Festival is an annual opportunity to reflect, mourn, and recognize our efforts to rebuild and become whole again. We will embrace this opportunity to encourage and fellowship with our neighbors, thank our volunteers and embrace a community driven effort to promote financial and economic stimulation.
Get more information, sign up to volunteer. 
 
Special ceremony to unveil Historic Lower 9 plaque, commemorate Hurricane Katrina
 
Please mark your calendar for a ceremony to unveil a historic plaque for everyone to see at the breach site of the Industrial Canal. 
WHO: Levees.org in partnership with the residents of the Lower Ninth Ward  
WHAT: Historic plaque unveiling ceremony WHERE: T-intersection of Jourdan Avenue and N. Johnson Street, New Orleans   WHEN: Monday, August 24, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
 
Photo courtesy of Darryl Malek-Wiley 
Event commemorate 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Thursday, Aug. 27
 
"Who We Are" Hurricane Katrina documentary 
Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Heath Center
711 N. Broad
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  The screening is free. For more information, call Ruth at 504-609-3583 or Ermelle at 832-477-7494
 
Friday, Aug. 28
Reception and photo exhibition
Tekrema Center 5640 Burgundy Street 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
 
"Katrina Artistically Revisited" and Film Screening of Secondline/Secondlife by Ricklevine Canal Place 333 Canal Street  10 p.m. 
 
Saturday, Aug. 29
K10 On The Levee - yoga and music 
 
500 Deslonde Street 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, e-mail
10th Katrina Commemorative Event - Bravery, Strength, Resilience-Yesterday,Today,Tomorrow Laying of the Wreath Ceremony 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Andrew Pete Sanchez Community Center 1616 N. Claiborne Ave.
Silent Procession 12:00 noon Promptly
Corner of Caffin Ave. & N. Claiborne
10th Annual Katrina Secondline/Wreath Placement 
1826 Tennessee Street -1617 Tennessee Street 1 p.m. 3 p.m.   
Feature Films show on the front of resident Robert Green's House 1826 Tennessee Street
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Films include:
Jonathan Demme: "The Right To Return" Discovery Channel: "Floods" Estee Blachard: "From My Heart" National Relief Network "Children of the Storm" Dr. Rick Levine feature film "Robert Lynn Green, Sr"
After party  10 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and bring a dish. 
 
 
Katrina documentary premieres 
"Katrina 10 Years Later: A Second Life, A Second Chance" will premiere this Sunday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting Channel. You can catch it again on WYES-New Orleans, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. Check your local listings for encore presentations. 
In This Issue
Update your business information in our Lower 9 Resource Guide
CSED is working to update our Lower 9 Resource Guide through phone calls and site visits. If you'd like to include your business in our guide, or update your business information, please contact CSED's Beverly Jackson at  504-756-1204
Evacuteer captains needed in Lower 9
Sign up today to volunteer with Evacuteer. These special volunteers will assist our community during mandatory evacuations.
Diaper drive, donate today
 
Donate diapers to moms in our community now through Aug. 31. Drop off diapers (sizes 2 - 4) and wipes (3t - 4t) at two locations: 3300 S. Broad and 711 N. Broad. 
 
The diapers will be given away at the Total Toddler Takeover event Friday, September 25, 10 a.m. - noon, at South Broad Community Health Center, 3300 S. Broad. 
President Obama to visit New Orleans
 
President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton plan to visit New Orleans and meet with residents next week to mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. 
 
CVS Pharmacy coming to Lower 9
Local leaders and executives from CVS pharmacy broke ground on a new CVS pharmacy in the Lower 9th Ward this morning. This new store marks the first major retailer to commit to a project in our neighborhood since Hurricane Katrina. CVS/pharmacy will open a 13,225 square foot retail pharmacy at 5000-5030 North Claiborne Avenue (corner of North Claiborne and Forstall Street.)
The store is expected to bring 20 new full and part-time jobs to local and neighborhood residents.
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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CSED Newsletter August 21, 2015

Community reflects at Lower 9 Resilience Festival
The Lower 9 Resilience Festival is an annual opportunity to reflect, mourn, and recognize our efforts to rebuild and become whole again. We will embrace this opportunity to encourage and fellowship with our neighbors, thank our volunteers and embrace a community driven effort to promote financial and economic stimulation.
Get more information, sign up to volunteer. 
 
Special ceremony to unveil Historic Lower 9 plaque, commemorate Hurricane Katrina
 
Please mark your calendar for a ceremony to unveil a historic plaque for everyone to see at the breach site of the Industrial Canal. 
WHO: Levees.org in partnership with the residents of the Lower Ninth Ward  
WHAT: Historic plaque unveiling ceremony WHERE: T-intersection of Jourdan Avenue and N. Johnson Street, New Orleans   WHEN: Monday, August 24, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
 
Photo courtesy of Darryl Malek-Wiley 
Event commemorate 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Thursday, Aug. 27
 
"Who We Are" Hurricane Katrina documentary 
Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Heath Center
711 N. Broad
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  The screening is free. For more information, call Ruth at 504-609-3583 or Ermelle at 832-477-7494
 
Friday, Aug. 28
Reception and photo exhibition
Tekrema Center 5640 Burgundy Street 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
 
"Katrina Artistically Revisited" and Film Screening of Secondline/Secondlife by Ricklevine Canal Place 333 Canal Street  10 p.m. 
 
Saturday, Aug. 29
K10 On The Levee - yoga and music 
 
500 Deslonde Street 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, e-mail
10th Katrina Commemorative Event - Bravery, Strength, Resilience-Yesterday,Today,Tomorrow Laying of the Wreath Ceremony 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Andrew Pete Sanchez Community Center 1616 N. Claiborne Ave.
Silent Procession 12:00 noon Promptly
Corner of Caffin Ave. & N. Claiborne
10th Annual Katrina Secondline/Wreath Placement 
1826 Tennessee Street -1617 Tennessee Street 1 p.m. 3 p.m.   
Feature Films show on the front of resident Robert Green's House 1826 Tennessee Street
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Films include:
Jonathan Demme: "The Right To Return" Discovery Channel: "Floods" Estee Blachard: "From My Heart" National Relief Network "Children of the Storm" Dr. Rick Levine feature film "Robert Lynn Green, Sr"
After party  10 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and bring a dish. 
 
 
Katrina documentary premieres 
"Katrina 10 Years Later: A Second Life, A Second Chance" will premiere this Sunday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m. on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting Channel. You can catch it again on WYES-New Orleans, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. Check your local listings for encore presentations. 
In This Issue
Update your business information in our Lower 9 Resource Guide
CSED is working to update our Lower 9 Resource Guide through phone calls and site visits. If you'd like to include your business in our guide, or update your business information, please contact CSED's Beverly Jackson at  504-756-1204
Evacuteer captains needed in Lower 9
Sign up today to volunteer with Evacuteer. These special volunteers will assist our community during mandatory evacuations.
Diaper drive, donate today
 
Donate diapers to moms in our community now through Aug. 31. Drop off diapers (sizes 2 - 4) and wipes (3t - 4t) at two locations: 3300 S. Broad and 711 N. Broad. 
 
The diapers will be given away at the Total Toddler Takeover event Friday, September 25, 10 a.m. - noon, at South Broad Community Health Center, 3300 S. Broad. 
President Obama to visit New Orleans
 
President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton plan to visit New Orleans and meet with residents next week to mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. 
 
CVS Pharmacy coming to Lower 9
Local leaders and executives from CVS pharmacy broke ground on a new CVS pharmacy in the Lower 9th Ward this morning. This new store marks the first major retailer to commit to a project in our neighborhood since Hurricane Katrina. CVS/pharmacy will open a 13,225 square foot retail pharmacy at 5000-5030 North Claiborne Avenue (corner of North Claiborne and Forstall Street.)
The store is expected to bring 20 new full and part-time jobs to local and neighborhood residents.
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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  • 08/14/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter

   
 
Aug 14, 2015
MRGO Press Conference highlights New Orleans' sustainability in the future
Were you able to attend Tuesday's press conference: "10th Anniversary of Katrina: Making New Orleans a Sustainable Delta City for the Next Century"? If so, thanks for coming out to support this great event! If not, no worries...get a quick recap from media outlets that covered the event. 
Labyrinth of Love
Truly a labyrinth of love has been created for our community at the CSED Environmental Learning & Research Center on Florida Avenue, thanks to our volunteers from American Baptist Home Mission Society. They built the labyrinth, uncovered overgrown sidewalks, performed interior and exterior painting and repairs on residents' homes and churches, installed a pulpit, weeded gardens & gravel pathways, cleaned gutters, and engaged in many, many other home rebuilding projects last week. 
Lower 9th Ward Water Wise Workshop
Water Wise will be hosting its seventh workshop in the Lower 9th Ward on August 19th from 5:30pm-7pm at the Sanchez Center!  Everyone is invited to learn how we can collectively take action in reducing flooding in our neighborhoods while at the same time adding natural beauty through the use of rain gardens, planter boxes, bioswales, french drains, rain barrels, etc.   This event is free. 
Author Roberta Gratz to host book signing in Lower 9
About Roberta Gratz will be in Lower 9 to speak about how citizens are recovering in Lower Nine with little help from government. She'll also be signing copies of her new book "We're Still Here, Ya Bastards". All are welcomed to attend the event Thursday, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m. at All Souls Church, 5500 St. Claude Ave.
Special event to support Tekrema Center for Art and Culture
A Night in Dakar, an annual performance benefiting Tekrema Center for Art and Culture, will take place Saturday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, 1901 Bartholomew Street. The cost is $35 general admission and $25 for young patrons and seasoned supporters. 
The event will feature special performances by The Marlon Jordan Quintet, Ursula Rucker with Tim Motzer, Dr. MonaLisa Saloy and Greer Mendy. For more information, call 504-943-9779 or e-mail info@tekremacenter.org
Updates from Backyard Gardeners Network
Volunteer opportunity The City of New Orleans is organizing a citywide day of service (Aug. 29) to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Take this day to volunteer at the Guerrilla Garden, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., to help with painting, 
weeding, planting and more. Sign up now to volunteer. 
Register for Food as Medicine Food as Medicine, the weekly nutrition and cooking workshop series, will return to the Guerrilla Garden September 3. To register, call 504-875-2948 or e-mail info@backyardgardenersnetwork.org.
Fall Programming Kick-off 
Mark your calendar. Fall programming at the garden will kick-off Saturday, Sept. 5 with free food, music and activities for all ages. 
Paid lawn care opportunity
The Guerrilla Garden needs a reliable person to cut grass twice a month in Summer, Fall and Spring and once a month in the winter. Those interested in this opportunity should check out the garden, located at 600 Charbonnet, and call 504-875-2948 to give an estimate. 
Artists commemorate Katrina with a special, featuring Lower 9 resident
The 10th annual "Katrina Artistically Revisited" is a special multi-media commemorative event of films, art and music. It's free and open to the public on the 10th anniversary eve of Hurricane Katrina, Friday, Aug. 28, 9 p.m. - midnight, at The Theatres at Canal Place, 333 Canal Street.
In the theater at 10 p.m., Lower 9 resident Robert Lynn Green, Sr. will be featured in a Q&A entitled "Katrina Story Never Told in Public Before." There will also be a short film by Rick Lavine, M.D., chronicling Mr. Green's second lines each Katrina anniversary. 
In This Issue
CSED featured in local exhibit
CSED was featured in last weekend's "Architecture of Recovery" exhibit from the New Orleans Chapter of The American Institute of Architects. The event commemorated the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. 
K10 On The Levee commemorates Katrina with yoga & music
Community members are invited to stand on the levee as one strong New Orleans, ten years after Katrina. Join in a free day of yoga, meditation, music and art on the Holy Cross Levee, 500 Deslonde Street, Saturday, Aug. 29, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. If you'd like to volunteer to help with the event or get more information about participating, email  k10onthelevee@gmail.com
 
 
New art exhibition opening this weekend
The newest exhibition from Creative Alliance of New Orleans (CANO) opens this weekend, Aug. 15. The event, entitled "The People's Murals" is free and open to the public beginning at 6 p.m. this Saturday in the Myrtle Banks Building, 1307 O. C. Haley Blvd. 
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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  • 08/13/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Labyrinth of Love - Special Thanks to ABHMS

Truly a labyrinth of love has been created for our community at the CSED Environmental Learning & Research Center on Florida Avenue.  Special thanks to the 230 American Baptist Home Mission Society volunteers that came to serve from 20 different states and Puerto Rico!  They built the labyrinth, uncovered overgrown sidewalks, performed interior and exterior painting and repairs on residents' homes and churches, installed a pulpit,  weeded gardens & gravel pathways, cleaned gutters, and engaged in many, many other home rebuilding projects last week.  These giving folks continue to return year after year to help us rebuild and enhance our Lower 9th Ward Community. A very special thank you to all of these very special volunteers!

Labyrinth Complete

See all the photos of their wonderful work on our CSED Facebook Page

  • 07/16/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Fig Tree Finds Home in CSED Dauphine Community Garden

Dauphine Garden Fig Tree 2

Meet the newest addition to our Dauphine Community Orchard!  A fig tree, generously donated by Stephanie Bruno, has found a home in our citrus orchard. Stephanie is a free lance writer and ardent supporter of the Lower 9th Ward Community. She helped to facilitate the donation of this property and wrote the recent article in the Advocate. Heart felt thanks to Stephanie and to all of our donors who give so much! Dauphine Garden Fig Collage

  • 07/06/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

N O Advocate Highlights CSED Dauphine Community Garden

N O Advocate Article CSED Dauphine Community Garden

  • 06/30/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Dauphine Community Garden DIY Booklet

Download DIY Handbook pdf

Vacant lot blight beautification, soil remediation &  food security.

A Do-It-Yourself Handbook

Produced by Lower 9th Ward CSED in 2013

 

  • 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.
 
  • 05/05/2015
  • 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

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.