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Constructing KIPP Central City’s Garden



This Saturday we will be constructing 6 new raised beds at KIPP Central City’s Schoolyard Garden.

Thanks to NOLA 4 Life and Hike For Katreena for providing building supplies and volunteers.

To volunteer at this and other Parkway Partners Events, visit our Volunteer Page and our Events Calendar.


KIPP Central City Academy’s Schoolyard Garden is Born

1422518_10151993040829868_67089563_nParkway Partners’ newest schoolyard garden is born, thanks to KIPP Central City Academy’s administration and Lead Gardener/Teacher, Thea Lee, Tree Troopers and WDSU Meteorologist, Margaret Orr.  Orr donated and helped plant 6 fruit trees for the school’s new orchard, along with 3 graduates of Parkway Partners’ 2013 Class of Tree Troopers.

Thea Lee has been working for several months with Parkway Partners in planning a new garden that teachers can use as an outdoor classroom, and where students can learn valuable life skills.

Margaret Orr talks about the garden on WDSU Evening Newscast

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West Bank Magellan Community Garden Gets Facelift

Tony Lee, an electrician, had been a working man all his life. But after a serious injury left him unable to continue his job, the Marine veteran found himself in an unusual condition: idle.  

Through Parkway Partners and the Food and Farm Network, the couple in 2009 took the helm of an untended, overgrown community garden at 3320 Magellan St. in Algiers. With the help of volunteers, the Lees were able to get the 150-foot-by-60-foot space up and running.

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100,000 Trees Wiped Out During Hurricane Leads to Number One Most Deforested City in America

Since 2005, Parkway Partners has assisted more than thirty-seven different neighborhoods using nearly 160 Tree Troopers planting more than 11,000 trees and committed to 10,000 more by 2017. Read More

Margaret Orr Donates Fruit Trees to KIPP Central City Academy

WDSU Chief Meteorologist Margaret Orr donated fruit trees to KIPP Central City Academy today.  The trees, including a pomegranate, lemon, orange and fig tree, were planted by Orr and students from KCCA.  Read More

Parkway Partners’ annual gala “Feast with the Stars”

The Messy Cookers Jazz Band is just one of the great experiences going on this Sunday at the Parkway Partners’ annual Feast with the Stars. Watch Video