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Edible Schoolyard NOLA

Edible Schoolyard NOLA

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Changing the way children and familieseat, learn and live at FirstLine Schools in New Orleans.

Langston Hughes Academy

From day one of the Dreamkeeper garden's inception, life in the garden has been fast at work – growing, sharing and spreading seeds. Langston Hughes Academy's Dreamkeeper garden is tucked away behind the school, which makes it a perfect place for plants, animals and critters to thrive. As the school community develops its expansion plan for the garden, it continues to grow and change, endearing itself to all who visit it.

The Dreamkeeper garden is home to many different life cycles, including goats, bunnies, and six laying hens, the favorite garden residents of adults and children alike. Our healthy and happy chickens grace us with six eggs each day, which we use in our afterschool cooking club and daytime garden cooking classes. The chickens bring a kind of joy to the garden that can't be matched. Come by the garden early in the morning, and you'll hear the hens talking to each other, waiting to explore the newly exposed creatures in the soil, yum! Colorful signs featuring the poetry of our namesake dot the landscape, and ensure that our garden is indeed a place where dreams can be nurtured, and realized.


Check out the Dreamkeeper Garden Blog!

Parent Testimonial Video about Langston Hughes Academy