Green Events in July

Dealing With Insects
July 3, 2012
6:00-7:00 PM
Cost: $10.00

Nola Greenroots Office and Site Garden Location
3101 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, La 70119

Description: Do your greens look like lace in the gardens? Are your tomatoes dotted with little holes and you don’t seem to know the culprit? Or maybe you know what’s eating your plants and you want to know how to stop them! This workshop is designed to teach any gardener about the “good” bugs in the garden and the “bad” bugs and how to deal with each of them in an all natural and safe way.

Compost Class
July 12, 2012
6:30-7:30 pm
Cost: $25.00

Nola Greenroots Office and Site Garden Location
3101 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, La 70119

Description: Come and Learn all about composting: The benefits of Composting, What items to Compost, The stages of Composting, and more!

Frederick Douglass Garden: Open Garden Day
July 14th, 2012
Location: 3820 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

The Frederick Douglass Garden is the outdoor educational space for the HEAL Project. It grows a variety of herbs, ornamental cut flowers, vegetable plants, and fruit trees. The Frederick Douglass garden was developed on a 1500 square foot plot of land, previously covered with granite rocks. Feel free to walk through and enjoy the garden.

The City of New Orleans and National Wildlife Federation: Our Coast: Protecting our City and Sustaining our Economy
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Location: 2100 Leon C. Simon Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122

Please join us to explore the critical role New Orleanians can play in advancing crucial coastal restoration projects that can strengthen the economy and protect the city from future storms. For more information, contact Ronald Harper at or 504-658-4071.

The Green Screen: Food, Inc.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:30pm
Location: The Green Project – Marais Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

The ground-breaking documentary exposing the dark underbelly of industrial farm system. Hollygrove Market & Farm will be co-sponsoring the event with the Green Project and will be providing fresh fruit and light refreshments. Doors open at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7pm. After the movie, we’ll stay around and open up a discussion on the topic for those who are interested.

Let it Rain
Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11 AM
Location: The Green Project – 2831 Marais Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

Come learn the fundamentals of urban rainwater catchment with Demetria Christo of EcoUrban LLC! Participants will have a chance to learn personal water management, composting, permaculture and how to build their very OWN rainwater catchment system! Please contact with questions or to sign up. As always, workshops are free for Green Project members and $5 for non-members.

Cooking Demo
July 22, 2012
6:30-7:30 PM
Cost: $15.00

Wise Words Community Garden
724 S. Hennessey Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

Description: Sick of the same old eggplant recipe or wondering what to do with all the fresh herbs in your basket? Come learn how to cook with your garden bounty! We’ll take items straight from the garden and show you how to cook with them! FREE to members.

Tsai Anniversary Dinner
July 29, 2012

Tsai is celebrating our 1 year anniversary! We will be hosting a special dinner at Rio Mar, Sunday, August 29th. Our menu is inspired by some of our most standout dishes from the year, and drinks will be served up by the owner of Rio Mar himself, Nick Bazan. Please join us for this exciting event!
Please RSVP on Facebook or by email ( for this Sunday’s event. The menu is also posted on Facebook.

Boating in City Park
Thursday-Sunday 10am-5pm
First come first serve; no reservations
$15 per boat per hour

There are few more enjoyable ways to enjoy a great urban park like New Orleans City Park than lazily floating along, keeping company with ducks, geese and swans for a half-hour of pedaling. The boats are available on a first come first serve basis. Pedal boats seat 4; Row boats seat 3. No reservations are taken. You must present a valid driver’s license or state ID and be a minimum of 17 years old to rent a boat. Life preservers must be worn at all times. The pedal boat dock is located at Big Lake off Friedrichs Avenue.

For information, call (504)483-9375

Bikes in City Park
10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Joy Ride Bike Rentals, a locally owned company, is joining forces with City Park to bring guests the option of bicycling throughout the park. Bikes are available for rental during the same operating hours as our Pedalboats and Rowboats, with bikes availalble for children or adults, and baby trailers are also availalbe for those too small to ride on their own.

Hourly: Adult $10, Child $8
Day: Adult $30, Child $30
Bike Trailer $8/hr id