Cultivating Communities

Initiated in 2001, Cultivating Communities is a partnership between Longue Vue and the Waldo Burton Memorial School that was inspired by Longue Vue's mission to use its historical and artistic legacy to educate and inspire people to pursue beauty and civic responsibility in their lives.

Every school year, students from the Waldo Burton Memorial School join Longue Vue in Cultivating Communities, a three-part program which develops skills in gardening, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Through this year-long curriculum, students learn to grow vegetables and herbs, sell the produce and value-added products at farmers markets, learn about cooking and careers with a professional chef, and research local non-profits and organizations. The final segment of the program culminates in a presentation of a check to the nonprofit selected by the students. This year, the program raised $1300 that was donated to Café Reconcile, a career training center and restaurant in Central City New Orleans. The presentation luncheon took place Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

Contact Jen Cohn, Educator and Programs Coordiantor, at 504.293.4721 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to find out more information about the Cultivating Communities program.  

Cultivating Communities is generously supported by Peggy and Jack Laborde and The Herb Society of America, The New Orleans Unit.