Ruth Fertel Edible Garden at the Louisiana Childrenâ€™s Museum
TheÂ Louisiana Children’s MuseumÂ 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 â€œsources and usesâ€ of food â€“ 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 â€œFollow that Food,â€ the museum will have an Edible Garden, sponsored by the RuthÂ FertelÂ Foundation. This gardenÂ 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 museumâ€™s CafÃ©. The personal connections children will form â€“ whether as a weekly gardener or a one-time visitor â€“ will help shape attitudes and behaviors about choices and uses of food consumption.