What: In recent years, the efficacy of each New Orleans’ education and food systems has attracted national and local attention, revealing tremendous needs for change in both spheres. Our School at Blair Grocery (OSBG) is rethinking and attempting to improve both systems at once. In 2008, OSBG founder Nat Turner moved to New Orleans from New York. “Honestly, I was broke and I was hungry,” says Turner of his financial situation at the time. “What I figured out quickly was that there were skills that went in to food systems work and that it really covers all aspects of learning.”
Film by: UNO student and filmmaker Paloma Goza
Editor’s Note: NolaVie partners with students of UNO professor László Zsolt Fülöp, pairing them with artists, non-profits, environmental groups, and cultural entities to facilitate a live curriculum that results in a short documentary. Paloma Goza, a student in the Department of Film and Theatre at the University of New Orleans, interviews Turner about the program.