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LuLu's Food Hub & Urban Farm

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    Opening Fall/Winter 2014

LuLu’s Food Hub & Urban Farm Learning Center is a urban distribution and farming project. The hub was created to provide and promote urban food production, distribution and education. LuLu’s vision is a sustainable food system that serves and nourishes the community by providing healthy food, nutritional education, and employment opportunities. We are located in the West End of New Iberia at 243 W. Pershing St.

We have set a goal of $20,000 to help us transform the current site which was a Club to the Food Hub & Urban Farm Learning Center. Any funds raised beyond the goal will go towards the educational programs designed to empower the community with choice.

As a token of appreciation all donor names will be mentioned  in the LuLu's play book that will be placed in the hub.

Office Space
: LuLu’s Food Hub & Urban Farm Learning Center will include a building dedicated to flexible office space for food businesses and nonprofits. As entrepreneurs create new small businesses, the Food Hub can serve as their physical home base, providing affordable facilities for them to house and grow their business.

Urban Farming: Urban farming is an emerging piece of the local food economy, bringing productive new use to vacant urban land, creating jobs in under-served communities, and providing very local food production. Most importantly it empowers under-served communities by connecting them to fresh food sources in their own neighborhood. LuLu’s plan is to build a high-intensity urban farm within the West End, as part of its network of urban agriculture sites. The urban farms will be an integral part of LuLu’s to create jobs and connect individuals with where their food comes from.

Teaching Garden
: The Food Hub will build linkages with the local schools through educational programming for youth. The educational garden and connected classroom will be modeled after celebrity chef Alice Water’s successful Edible Schoolyard project. This component has strong potential for partnerships with public and charter schools, as well as independent organizations focusing on youth programming

Farm Stand/Garden Center: LuLu’s Food Hub & Urban Farm Learning Center will include a farm stand, open to the public, with access to fresh, local products. In addition, it will include a garden center, also open to the public.

Our urban garden and urban farm provides our community with fresh and nutritious food. There will be opportunities for employment and lessons in self-sustainability.


Ebony NeNe Williams
New Iberia, LA

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