Ruth Fertel Edible Garden at the Louisiana Children’s Museum
The Louisiana Children’s Museum Early Learning Village campaign will relocate the museum from its downtown location to a beautiful 8.5 acre site in New Orleans City Park. One of the ways the museum will take advantage of the extraordinary outdoor setting is to tell the story of the “sources and uses” of food – the path from the gardens and waters to the market and table, where we come together as community to nourish our bodies and feed our souls. In addition to a set of interactive exhibits indoors called “Follow that Food,” the museum will have an Edible Garden, sponsored by the Ruth Fertel Foundation. This garden will supply a first-hand experience for children to plant, cultivate and harvest foods that will be used in the teaching kitchen and served in the museum’s Café. The personal connections children will form – whether as a weekly gardener or a one-time visitor – will help shape attitudes and behaviors about choices and uses of food consumption.