Day 2

Another full day in beautiful New Orleans! We spent the morning learning about the history of the French Quarter. On our walk we stopped at the neighborhood farmers market. Afterwards we were given an opportunity to help out a local organization called Capstone. Capstone is this incredible self sustaining group that gives back to their neighborhood. They have developed a self sustaining system, called an aqua culture, to grow crops. Which are then distributed throughout the neighborhood at local gardens for the community to use. They also make their own honey! 

By the afternoon we received a tour of the site we will be performing restoration at called Woodlands trail. This is a deciduous forest which was damaged during the storm of hurricane Katrina. However the forest is still trying to recover. My favorite part of today was learning about the different tree species that we will be surveying within this ecosystem. Luck for us the Mulberries were ripe, we couldn’t stop eating them!

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