Our students will be learning about ‘building community’ in New Orleans. literally, they will be building homes with the St. Bernard Project, and they’ll be learning about ways of building community in a region devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Oil Spill, and impacted by a suffering education system and a history of racism. Calgary Serves programs are more than just service – students engage with the community on different levels. This group will participate in a number of community meals including the Big EZ Community Dinner and a special potluck with Our School at Blair Grocery (OSBG), as part of the Growing Power Workshop Weekend. This is a remarkable opportunity to learn about how urban agriculture can revitalize communities and support vulnerable citizens. Our students will join the ‘pot-luck’ dinner with New Orleans chefs, and listen to an all-star panel that includes: the famous Will Allen of Growing Power Inc, Nat Turner of OSBG, Chef John Besh and many more.