New Orleans Liberation Academy is a unique, grassroots, community-based democratic independent school based in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. The Lower 9th Ward community, the city of New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast is our classroom. The challenges our communities face and our collective vision for the future is our curriculum.
This summer we've been learning about gardening, growing food, and the importance of community by maintaining a plot at the Guerrilla Garden, a project of the Backyard Gardeners Network. We didn't start with much, just a small patch of dirt and some seeds. We've learned that a little hard work, patience, care, persistence and dedication will pay off. Now we've got some of the most delicious yellow squash, basil, and more. Stop by and see us in the garden at the corner of Chartres and Charbonette.