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Growing Local NOLA Grand Opening 

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  Growing Local NOLA (1750 Carondelet St.; www.growinglocalnola.org), an urban farm and community center in Central City, was set to host a grand opening Oct. 4 as of press time.

  The center will serve as an education and demonstration farm that supports sustainable local food production through outreach, education, policy change and research. Growing Local NOLA also plans to offer classes on subjects including yoga and healthy cooking and provide space for urban farming in raised beds using recirculating farming techniques.

  Training for new farmers on the nitty gritty details of farming life as well as legal issues and green technology will be available, complete with a farming mentorship program.

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