Junior League of New Orleans

Edible School Yard

JLNO focuses some of its volunteer efforts on the Edible Schoolyard NOLA program that is based upon a national model started by nationally acclaimed chef and education/food activist Alice Waters in Berkeley, CA. The goal of the Edible Schoolyard NOLA program is to transform a typical cafeteria into a dining experience that models sustainable patterns of living and encourages students to explore their senses by growing their own food. In addition to assisting with maintaining the on-site garden at the school, JLNO sponsors Open Garden Days, Meet the Farmer events and cooking classes for the students.

Green Charter School Support

Samuel J. Green Charter School, located on Valence Street in the Freret neighborhood, is a K-8th grade charter school with an enrollment of approximately 450 students. Green School currently has the largest Edible School Yard in New Orleans with a third of an acre of school land devoted to the project.

Langston Hughes Academy

Langston Hughes Academy is located on Trafalger Street in New Orleans. It was the first public school to open post Katrina. Since then, it has joined the charter system in New Orleans. It serves students from grades PreK (4) – 8th grade.

Arthur Ashe Charter School

Serving students from K to 8th grade, Arthur Ashe Charter School is moving into its permanent new location in the Oak Park neighborhood of Gentilly. The Junior League looks forward to some exciting developments with Edible School Yard and Arthur Ashe this year!