Vietnamese Farm Feeds New Orleans
#71. Vietnamese Farm Feeds New Orleans
© 2008 Mossop + Michaels Landscape Architects
An 11-hectare community farm located in an area severely damaged by hurricane Katrina, Viet Village Urban Farm was designed by residents of New Orleans East with architects Mossop + Michaels to restore a thirty-year old tradition of backyard farming that ended with the hurricane. The plan includes a market to resell excess produce and an ecologically-sensitive infrastructure to support traditional farming. Viet Village Urban Farm won the 2008 American Society of Landscape Architects Analysis and Planning Award of Excellence. The first phase – about a quarter of the final project – will be completed in 2009.