Develop Abundance - Lower Ninth Ward Urban Farming Project
This petition is signed in support of Develop Abundance's Lower Ninth Ward Soilless Urban Farming Project. Please review the details of our project below.
Develop Abundance competed in PitchNOLA: Lots of Progress. Our idea was chosen by Chef John Besh, NORA CEO Jeff Hebert, and Dr. Maurice Cox director of Tulane City Center as one of 3 winners. This success has provided us with the opportunity to lend our knowledge, skills and resources to institute a model of change and innovation for the community we serve. We look to the urban landscape to meet our local needs and empower our communities with green jobs, healthy affordable food, and positive knowledge and skill-building programs.
Our team believes that for an idea to endure it must profit all whom it affects. The following list includes but a handful of the benefits our project would provide.
1. Growing, raising and providing quality and affordable food for our community
2. Providing good paying local green jobs
3. Teaching self-sufficiency, responsibility and environmental awareness to our youth
4. Providing a resource for alternative farming methods
5. Generating unity through community works and education
6. Creating positive change for communities fighting blight
7. Promoting healthy social interaction among community members
8. Exemplifying innovation in business development and good business practices
Green infrastructure does not only sustain the community’s needs, it produces an Abundance of resources. We hope you will follow and support our progress.