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31 August 2009

WANDERLUST: New Orleans


Last year, I had the opportunity to volunteer in New Orleans, hanging sheet rock at a little house in St. Bernard Parish, pictured here, near the Lower Ninth Ward.
I also carried out my idea to plant a little garden there and had a lot of help with that--sort of a "stone soup" story. You can see the border in front of the house, below the large window.
Here's a link to an essay I wrote afterwards: "Gardeners Without Borders."

I plan to visit NOLA again in November, but I don't know if I'll get to the parish to check in on the border we planted.

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