50 TREES TO BE PLANTED IN MID-CITY

SUSTAINING OUR URBAN LANDSCAPE

Sustaining Our Urban Landscape will be planting 50 trees in Mid-City with their friends at Groundwork New Orleans and the Louisiana Chapter of the American Bar Association!

Please RSVP if you will be attending an info session on Tuesday, September 27th about reforesting Mid-City

1handtreesBoth sessions will take place at the Refresh Community Room at 300 N. Broad (where Whole Foods is located). The meeting is on the second floor so it’s easiest to park on the roof and enter through the rooftop entrance.  Follow the signs to Broad Community Connections.

Please contact Susannah Burley with any questions: 504 616 6888 or sburley@soulnola.org.

Please visit the link below to indicate which session you will attend:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXEC1Vn2mwoPXaG9RbDtjBQPIUgLRroMl3XQnelZXRZUDk3A/viewform

SOUL is excited to announce its first tree planting project! In a partnership with its friends at Groundwork New Orleans and the Louisiana Chapter of the American Bar Association, we will plant 50 trees in Mid-City on November 5th  CLICK HERE to learn more and RSVP for an info session.


MISSION | Sustaining Our Urban Landscape, SOUL, is dedicated to driving a resilient and equitable New Orleans through improving its water and food systems.


WATER SYSTEMS | SOUL is dedicated to mitigating New Orleans’ stormwater problems through replanting our urban forest and implementing green infrastructure. Just as grey infrastructure, such as canals and bridges, only function well when implemented as a large scale system, green infrastructure, including trees, only works properly when executed as a large scale system.

In working toward this goal, SOUL is partnering closely with community based organizations in outfitting neighborhoods with urban forests and green infrastructure.

Stay tuned for updates! Exciting progress is in the works.


FOOD SYSTEMS | Improving our local food system means that more people will have access to fresh healthy food, more jobs will be created, and more urban greenspace will be populated by beautiful and productive urban farms.

50 TREES PLANTED IN MID-CITY

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Susannah Burley orchestrated a collaborative effort that resulted in 50 trees being planted in Mid-City on November 5, 2016

Lots of enthusiastic volunteers planted trees along Dumaine Street in Faubourg St. John
Lots of enthusiastic volunteers planted trees along Dumaine Street in Faubourg St. John
Volunteers planting trees on Dumaine on November 5, 2016
Volunteers planting trees on Dumaine on November 5, 2016
Homeowner Brian Lebaron provides support as Charlie London plants trees in front of Brian's home on Dumaine
Homeowner Brian Lebaron provides support as Charlie London plants trees in front of Brian’s home on Dumaine

SOUL and partners planted 50 trees on November 5 thanks to the generosity of Parkway Bakery & Tavern and other local sponsors. Many volunteers came out to help plant trees from 9am-noon on Saturday, November 5.

More at:

http://www.soulnola.org/

Volunteers on Dumaine
Volunteers on Dumaine
Susannah Burley speaks to the many volunteers who met at Parkway Bakery and Tavern at 538 Hagan to plant 50 trees all over Mid-City
Susannah Burley speaks to the many volunteers who met at Parkway Bakery and Tavern at 538 Hagan to plant 50 trees all over Mid-City

If you are interested in contributing to our next Mid-City tree planting, please donate at https://soulnola.org.

Thanks to the Mid-City, Faubourg St. John and Parkview Neighborhood Associations for coming together to make this happen!

Warmest regards,

Susannah Burley, Founder & Director

SOUL | Sustaining Our Urban Landscape

504 616 6888

sburley@soulnola.org

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baltimoreThe city of Baltimore’s high crime rate inspired a gritty TV drama. But a new study (Tinyurl.com/TreeCrimeReport) by the University of Vermont’s Transportation Research Center, in Burlington, found that a 10 percent increase in trees in a given area led to a 12 percent decrease in crime. “It’s really pretty striking how strong this relationship is,” says Austin Troy, lead author of the study, published in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning.

Researchers examined the correlation in and around Baltimore using aggregated crime data and combining it with high-resolution satellite images to conduct the analysis. The working hypothesis is that because people enjoy spending time in pleasant outdoor spaces, there are more observers present to hinder criminal activity. Also, a well-maintained landscape seems to send a message that someone may be watching.

To avoid culture bias, the study considered many socioeconomic factors, including housing, age, income and race of residents, as well as variables such as rural versus city setting and population density. The findings should prove helpful to urban planners.

NativeFringeTreeLousiana-500x333Fringetrees are excellent anywhere that a very small tree is needed, such as near a patio, in small yards, or under power lines. Like many white-flowered plants, they look especially nice planted in front of a dark backdrop. They can be used as individual specimens, in groups, in mixed shrub borders or in natural gardens. They are well suited to urban plantings due to pollution tolerance and adaptability to varied soils. Fringetrees are not salt tolerant.

Although fringetrees are adaptable and will grow in most soil types, they prefer moist, deep, well-drained, acidic soils. They grow well in full sun to partial shade. Leaf appearance is best in some shade, but flowering is heaviest in full sun. The ideal compromise would be sun through most of the day, but shade during hot afternoon hours. Fringetrees have low maintenance needs once established.

Due to a naturally strong branch structure fringetrees rarely need pruning. Pruning while young may be desirable if a single stem tree form is preferred. Fringetrees do not transplant well so take care to choose an appropriate permanent location and use proper planting methods. Plant it high, it won’t die!
Plant it Low, It Won’t Grow | Plant it High, It Won’t Die
The most important consideration in planting trees and shrubs is the planting depth. Don’t plant too deep!
Plant all trees and shrubs about one inch above the surface of the existing soil. No dirt should be placed on top of the existing roots and nursery soil so as to not smother the root system. Mulch well, leaving a two inch gap around the caliper(s) of the plant.

For the most efficient use of water, construct an earthen berm two to three inches high around the drip zone area of the plant after planting. Water in well after planting!
TREES TO PLANT IN NEW ORLEANS
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MISSION | Sustaining Our Urban Landscape, SOUL, is dedicated to driving a resilient and equitable New Orleans through improving its water and food systems.


WATER SYSTEMS | SOUL is dedicated to mitigating New Orleans’ stormwater problems through replanting our urban forest and implementing green infrastructure. Just as grey infrastructure, such as canals and bridges, only function well when implemented as a large scale system, green infrastructure, including trees, only works properly when executed as a large scale system.

In working toward this goal, SOUL is partnering closely with community based organizations in outfitting neighborhoods with urban forests and green infrastructure.

Stay tuned for updates! Exciting progress is in the works.


FOOD SYSTEMS | Improving our local food system means that more people will have access to fresh healthy food, more jobs will be created, and more urban greenspace will be populated by beautiful and productive urban farms.

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BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION IN FAUBOURG ST. JOHN JULY 9th

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10th Annual Faubourg St. John Bastille Day Block Party!

Date: Saturday July 9, 2016

Time: 4:45PM – 9:35PM

Location 3100 block Ponce de Leon, between North Lopez and Esplanade in New Orleans, Louisiana

Win A prize for the best costume as Marie Antoinette or Napoleon!

It’s a Block Party! Celebrate Bastille Day in the original neighborhood of the French Creole aristocracy. The 2016 Faubourg St. John Bastille Day celebration will be on Saturday, July 9, 2016, between 4:45 PM and 9:35 PM with food, music, children’s activities, and an art market.

eatcake-bastille1ukelelejakeFor your entertainment, Harmonouche with Raphael Bas and Lil People Brass Band will perform and Cynthia Scott will sing her powerful rendition of La Marseillaise. Dance to fun tunes by Ukulele Jake. Dress up as Napoleon or Marie Antoinette for the Costume Contest and receive a prize!

Meet, Eat, Drink, and Dance in the street with us!

Participants include: 1000 Figs, Bayou Breakfast, Cafe Degas, Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association, French American Chamber of Commerce Gulf Coast Chapter, Half Shell Oyster Bar and Grill, Liuzza’s by the Track, Lola’s, Nonna Mia, Pal’s Lounge, Santa Fe, Swirl.

Bastille Day

Bastille Day Celebration

 

4:45-6:45 Harmonouche with Raphael Bas

6:45-6:55 Cynthia Scott, La Marseillaise

6:55-7:20 Ukelele Jake

7:20– 7:35 Costume Contest

7:35-9:35 Lil People Brass Band

Face painting and Balloons: Stacey Clements. Face painting, Tara Jill.

Lots of friendly faces were at the Cafe Degas tent at the Bastille Day Celebration in Faubourg St. John.
Lots of friendly will be in the Cafe Degas tent at the Bastille Day Celebration in Faubourg St. John.

Many people will enjoy the Faubourg St. John Bastille Day block party in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon in New Orleans on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The celebration will include food, music, children’s activities, and an art market.

On July 14, 1789 more than 8,000 men and women stormed a prison fortress in Paris known as the Bastille, demanding the release of the political prisoners being held there, plus the prison’s store of weapons. The storming of the Bastille was the spark that set off the French Revolution, an event that had a significant impact not only on France itself but its colonies and former colonies as well, including New Orleans.

Arising from the tumult and chaos of the French Revolution was a young, ambitious general named Napoleon Bonaparte. In order to help finance his wars in Europe Napoleon sold off his country’s largest North American colony in what became known as the Louisiana Purchase. With that 1803 transaction, New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana – plus a vast swath of land between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains – became part of the United States.

bastille-day-faubourg-st-johnBastille Day is commemorated in New Orleans on the closest Saturday preceding the 14th of July. The occasion is celebrated with a block party in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon Street in the city’s historic Faubourg St. John neighborhood, adjacent to Esplanade Avenue. This quiet, residential section of the city was once the home of many families of French Creole aristocracy. Most of the historic houses they lived in are still visible and in use today.

The Faubourg St. John Bastille Day party on Saturday, July 9, 2016 features live music, food and drinks to toast the memorable occasion. This is a family-oriented event with fun things for the kids to do, including arts and crafts and games. All of the neighborhood’s stores and businesses actively participate.

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What: Annual Bastille Day Block Party with music, food, local arts and crafts, children’s activities.

Date: Saturday July 9, 2016

Time: 4:45PM – 9:35PM

Location: 3100 block Ponce de Leon, between North Lopez and Esplanade

HARMONOUCHE WILL BE AT THE 2016 Bastille Day Block Party in Faubourg St. John

UKELELE JAKE WILL BE AT THE 2016 Bastille Day Block Party in Faubourg St. John

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NOCCA in Mid-City

NOCCA COMES TO MID CITY THEATRE

TONIGHT… The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) Musical Theatre Department is moving to Mid City Theatre for their production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

nocca-in-midcityThis delightful show follows a group of students as they compete for the spelling bee title, learn some unexpected lessons, and even grow up a little along the way.   Joining the student cast will be local actors Amy Alvarez as Rona Peretti, the spelling bee host,  Blake Coheley as Vice Principal Douglas Panch, and Kevin Murphy as Mitch Mahoney the Comfort Counselor.

Direction is by Dan Pruksarnukul.  Music Direction by Jefferson Turner, Sets by Nick Bachae,  Costumes by Chris Arthur,  and Lights by Dan Zimmer.  

November 15, 20, and 21

All shows at 7:30.

TICKETS: $20 General Admit & $15 with NOCCA Student ID

RESERVATIONS: On-line at www.MidCityTheatre.com or by phone at 504.488.1460

  NOTE: VIP Reserved Tickets (add $5) by phone

The Location:

The Mid City Theatre is located at 3540 Toulouse St.   There’s plenty of free parking, and a well-stocked bar!

 I’m “live” 2:30-6, Tues-Sun…I may be working in the showroom, so leave a message…I’ll return your call, Su Gonczy 

Fred Nuccio’s Mid City Theatre  |  3540 Toulouse Street  |   New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone Hours:  Tues-Sun, 2:30-6pm at 504.488.1460 – or leave a message

Website:  http://MidCityTheatre.wordpress.com

Join the Mob Sunday at 10 a.m.

Get your head out of bed and join the mob at 10 a.m.
Get your head out of bed and join the mob at 10 a.m.

And, you’ll still be home in plenty of time for the Saints game!

This Sunday, 5 October, we will meet at

10 am

at the intersection of

Conti and Jeff Davis

to mob from there down Conti toward Carrollton. This area is always littered, but we can’t promise that we’ll find a mattress like usual! Come help us clean up this neglected corner of Mid-City.

We will bring some supplies, including gloves and bags and grabbers, but do feel free to bring your own stuff, too. That is always appreciated. We will mob for an hour, pile everything up, and take some photographic proof of our efforts.

NOLA Trash Mob is on a continuing mission to change the way New Orleans thinks about litter. We hope that by setting a good, visible example we can get others to reconsider throwing garbage on the streets and sidewalks and make our city just a bit more beautiful, if only for a day and in our small way.

If you have any ideas about spots that need mobbed, please reach out and email us, ya hear? Our address is nolatrashmob@gmail.com.