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Community Gardens in the 9th Ward 

  Joseph Brock of NOLA Green Roots has his hands full. After conceiving of and breaking ground on both the Mid-City Community Garden and the Wise Words Community Garden, managing and designing their respective websites and wrangling sponsorships and volunteers, Brock adds another garden to his collective. With help from more than 200 Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) employees and the volunteer organization HandsOn New Orleans, Brock's NOLA Green Roots helped turn two vacant 9th Ward lots into two community gardens last week on Desire Street. Brock will incorporate the gardens into his network, and HandsOn volunteers will work with Brock to help coordinate upkeep.

  NOLA Green Roots also hosts a family night event at the newly opened Wise Words garden (724 S. Hennessey St.) on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visit for details. — Alex Woodward

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