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Building Healthy Communities in New Orleans

“Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed levees and exploded the conventional wisdom about a shared American prosperity, exposing a group of people so poor they didn’t have $50 for a bus ticket out of town. If we want to learn something from this … Continue reading

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Down in New Orleans: Part I

The history of New Orleans leading up to the institution of Jim Crow policies in Louisiana. Continue reading

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Our final day with Grow Dat!

On Friday in New Orleans, our ucalgarycares team was faced with physical challenges and introduced to new cultural aspects of the city. We travelled to Grow Dat for the second time this week, bright and early in the morning. When … Continue reading

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We CAN Make a Difference

Today we added two more pieces to our conception of the food justice puzzle.  We learned about how hunger is addressed through charity and we explored the issues with our current industrialized agricultural system; two issues that can be remedied … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Food

This week, the group worked together on a Food Scan activity that looked into relative cost and accessibility of fresh produce in grocery stores and food retailers spanning over various communities within the city. Working in small groups we created … Continue reading

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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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