At the Crescent City Farmers Market in New Orleans, vendors preach good food, help each other through disasters, and seek connection.
Category: Gulf Coast
Can community gardens bring rural and urban farmers together after disasters? Q&A with Sprout NOLA’s Terence Jackson
Farmers face many challenges trying to grow quality food in the midst of rapid climate change, storms, and economic instability. Jackson sheds light on how community gardens can create a network for rural and urban farmers to build local food systems in their communities.
Documenting disasters in southwest Louisiana
The Southwest Louisiana Journal is documenting disaster preparation, response, and recovery in Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish.
‘They want us gone’: Black Louisianans fight to rebuild a year after Ida
Residents of Ironton and West Point a la Hache are still pushing federal and state agencies to help them make their communities safer before the next storm.
‘Make copies of everything’: Documents to have in case of a hurricane
Many Americans turn to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for help in the long road to recovery after a disaster. The agency is tasked with providing individuals with financial assistance for a variety of situations, from home repairs to medical expenses. You can only apply for aid if the natural disaster you were impacted […]
The grassroots groups filling major gaps in disaster prep, recovery
A series of interviews with disaster preparedness and recovery advocates about the work they’re doing—and the work that’s still left—in low-wealth communities, rural regions, and BIPOC communities most at risk of climate change and extreme weather.
‘Real solutions to root issues’: Making hurricane recovery more equitable
Six months after Ida, a co-founder of the Louisiana Just Recovery Network reflects on the group’s effort to repair homes and train workers.