Category Archives: Food & Justice

Farming Challenges and Innovation in New Orleans

Insight on urban farming from ucalgarycares Food & Justice participant Rachel F.  Farmers in New Orleans face numerous challenges related to their environmental and social circumstances. Over the week with the Food & Justice program, we learned about some of … Continue reading

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Home Grown Fruits

After spending a few days in New Orleans, our group had the chance to learn about the initiatives of local community leaders working towards rebuilding the neighborhoods. One of the experiences we had was learning about the Ellis Marsalis Center … Continue reading

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Growing Understanding

The Food & Justice ucalgarycares had a full day of exciting learning opportunities today as they worked with Grow Dat Youth Farm and Edible School Yard NOLA.    While at Grow Dat the group tackled projects such as weeding important … Continue reading

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Food & Justice’s First Day!

Today marked our first full day in New Orleans!  We spent a wonderful day exploring the French Quarter and getting to see more of the ‘touristy’ side of NOLA.   Our day started with a photography op at one of Bansky’s … Continue reading

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Food & Justice has arrived!

We’re super excited for Day 1 tomorrow!

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Looking Back: ucalgarycares 2012 – New Orleans

Last year, 23 students participated in ucalgarycares New Orleans. Our program involved renovating Katrina-damaged homes and working with an urban agriculture project. Our team learned about inequality in the education system, and the impact of the storm on community. Last … Continue reading

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Gearing up for ucalgarycares 2013

The CCEL is very excited that in just a few short days  three ucalgarycares (formerly Calgary Serves) reading week programs will be running in both Calgary & New Orleans. These three programs will engage more than 50 students in intensive … Continue reading

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