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Partner Updates & Pics

Check out what members of the Tulane Prevention Research Center's Community Advisory Board (CAB) have been up to this summer! Click on the photo to the right to see pictures from a few of our CAB members. To find out more about the CAB and visit each member's website, click here.

Picture 1: Algiers resident Skip Stander buys goods from Ica Crawford, president of Our NOLA Garden, at New Orleans’ newest fresh market. The Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market launched in June and saw about 50 customers each week in June. The market typically hosts eight vendors selling fresh produce, local honey, herbal tea, homemade breads and pies, farm-fresh eggs and children’s activities, said Peteh Haroon, market coordinator.
Thaddeus Prosper, owner of Sheaux Fresh and longtime gardener, grows food in multiple lots and sells at the Algiers market, as well as to local restaurants. “I wanted to positively affect people needing something to eat,” Prosper said, when asked why he got into the farm business.
The market is a collaboration between Common Ground Health Clinic (a PRC CAB member), Preserving Historic Algiers Community Corporation, Algiers Point Association, Westbank Redevelopment Corporation, Old Algiers Main Street Corporation, Algiers Riverview Association and Pride of Algiers Masonic Lodge 102.
The market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays and is at 922 Teche St. For more information, contact Common Ground Health Clinic at 504.365.8800.
(Photos by Tulane PRC staff)

Pictures 2-3: Every year in July, Vietnamese Young Leaders Association of New Orleans (VAYLA) hosted VAYLA Social 8, a 2-day Sports Tournament & Entertainment Showcase in New Orleans for young people all across the Gulf Coast under the age of 35. This year, it was hosted at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans East (5601 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127) on July 13 and 14.
(Photos courtesy of VAYLA)

by Naomi King Englar

Topics:   community advisory board , diet , nutrition , farmers market , food environment , youth engagement ,

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