Made in New Orleans.org adopts the Healthy Economics Model for Sustainability
Made in New Orleans.org is dedicated to building a sustainable New Orleans and a sustainable planet.
MadeinNewOrleans.org has adopted the Healthy Economics Model for Community Development as a plan towards developing sustainable communities by improving the schools in these communities first.
Healthy Economics is designed especially for lower income communities often defined as food desert neighborhoods, because it starts with low cost social enterprises (i.e. farmer markets/school gardens / cooperative grocery stores) that engage the schools extended family to increase the circulation of the dollar within these neighborhoods.
Why Healthy Economics?
Healthy Economics is defined as “the day a community, once termed low income is a normal, self- sufficient community.” We believe with all the wealth in the Bay Area, no community should go underserved.
The Familyhood Connection Inc, uses four main programs to build the Healthy Economics Model. These four programs are: Mo’ Better Food (builds school gardens and farmers markets), Friends of School (develops school leadership, PTA’s, Alumni), The Intergenerational Enterprise (brings community partners to create social enterprises from the organizations above) and the 1st Saturdays program (a website that reminds the above participants to volunteer once a month).
In a nutshell, Healthy Economics main focus is building partnerships from the schools extended population to improve the communities food system by managing school gardens, farmer markets and cooperative grocery stores.
For more information about the above programs, please visit their site.
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