The Friends of Lafitte Corridor want to jump-start urban farming along the Lafitte Greenway, a $9 million linear park scheduled to open this summer, but it's up to the community to decide how and where to do that.
Those interested in helping formulate a plan are invited to attend meetings scheduled for Wednesday and Friday (May 27 and 29).
The Friends of Lafitte Corridor, a nonprofit group dedicated to improving the new park, won a spot in the White House's Local Foods Local Places program, which aims to improve livability and access to fresh food. Options could include a farmers' market, community gardens and other urban farming programs. The initiative targets the full Lafitte Corridor, so projects could be focused in the park or surrounding neighborhoods, said Sophie Harris, Friends of Lafitte director.