A Greener New Orleans 2022

New Orleans City Council

Agriculture is an important strategy for mitigating and adapting to the climate crisis, which we all know is disproportionally affecting New Orleans. Agriculture encourages community wellness, biodiversity, soil health, and air quality. For these reasons, it is so important that the city of New Orleans begins to see agriculture and gardening not as an isolated and temporary activity but as a powerful vehicle for creating a better city.

We propose the following policy platform that changes growing food in our city from 'allowed' to encouraged. For more information, check out our website!


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New Orleans, LA

To: New Orleans City Council
From: [Your Name]

Hello City Council Members!

I'm concerned about the ease and access to opportunities for growing local food in New Orleans. We have such a rich food culture in our city but our laws and policy don't support food production in the city. This is incredibly important during storm seasons and as climate change accelerates. Please support these changes which are being proposed by the hardworking farmers and gardeners of the city of New Orleans!