Growing Green, a just-launched program through the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority that offers vacant lots for the nice rental price of $250 a year as long as they're used for urban agricultural projects, has just signed on its first "tenant." Two city-owned lots in the Upper Ninth Ward on Montegut Street will be a 7,200-square-foot produce garden, tended to by the folks behind Langlois Culinary Crossroads, a cooking school/private restaurant. Happy urban farming.
· For $250/Year, rent an empty lot, grow your own farm [Curbed NOLA]
· New Orleans Redevelopment Authority [official site]