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The Edible Schoolyard New Orleans'  mission is to teach children to make healthy connections through food and the natural world. We envision generations of New Orleans children who have healthy relationships to food, the natural world, themselves, and their community. We do this with comprehensive food education that integrates hands-on organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the school curriculum and community.

What you do

Assist in one of our four school gardens with weeding, watering, harvesting, amending beds, and other duties, or assist in one of our teaching kitchens with food prep, washing dishes and cleaning duties. 

What you learn

Students will learn the basics of gardening: how to plant and care for plants and animals, or the basics of cooking in our kitchens.  

  • Preschool children
  • Elementary school children (K-5th)
  • Middle school children (6th-8th)
  • Adults
Preservice Requirements
  1. Students serving at ESY must attend an orientation session.
  2. Students must also complete and pass a criminal background check and fingerprinting.
Days and Times
Location Monday- Friday
Green Charter School 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Langston Hughes Academy 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Arthur Ashe Charter School 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phillis Wheatley Community School 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Service times depend on each school's class schedules

Contact Information

Ariel Moyal
Garden, Greenhouse, & Volunteer Associate

Zach O'Donnell
ESY Program Manager

Location Address
Green Charter School
2319 Valence St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

Directions ETA

Walking  • 20 min 
Biking • 5 min
Public Transit • 10 min
Driving • 5 min, street parking

Additional Locations
(click address for map, directions and travel times)

Langston Hughes Academy
3519 Trafalgar St.

Arthur Ashe Charter School
1456 Gardena Dr.

Phillis Wheatley Community School
2300 Dumaine Street