My Nola, My Story: The People's Garden


My Nola, My Story: The People's Garden




People’s Garden Event Hosted by Sankofa and USDA


Interview of Pamela Broom, a contributor to the lower ninth ward rehabilitation, at the People's Garden event.


Tyana Jackson


My Nola, My Story via YouTube


Mass Communications department at Xavier University of Louisiana


September 1, 2022


Pamela Broom
Nia Brown
Rashida Ferdinand


My Nola, My Story


My Nola, My Story 2022 Exhibit






A Digital Humanities project by Xavier University of Louisiana's Mass Communication department students, led by Dr. Shearon Roberts

Original Format


Rasheeda F 0:2
I'm Rasheeda Ferdinand, I'm the founder and CEO of Sankofa. I Work with a fabulous team of staff members, partners, advisors, friends and colleagues, that I'm really honored to be a part of and say, we've all made this possible together for so many years. I want to just share out a little bit about our relationship with Ed. We've actually been working with them for about eight years. Since 2015,
community gardening is a communal healing experience. Alright?
Pamela Broom 1:02

Don't get me wrong. It's hard. Sometimes and it gets a little hot. I was out at the pharmacy this morning. And one of my well, two of my staff members came out to help me put up some signage and these are young women. They say, Pam bless you. This is what you do. Yes, this is what I do. This is what I do. And this is what I want to inspire. And the I believe that I'm a living example of training a child when she is young. And when she's old. She will not depart from her training. I started actively gardening at eight years old, in the front yard and a plot not much bigger than this. And so I have carried that with me. Throughout my life. Everywhere. I've gone I've never been trained formally in agriculture. I remember one time I was talking to a group and a young man, he was a northerner and so Miss Pam, what do you do about pH? I'm like, I you know, I know about acidity and alkalinity and all that. It means put your hands in your hands. So I'm so happy to be here. Always happy to partnerships that we can create. We can get somebody started. Pamela Broome, I'm the seventh Ward revitalization project manager with new Corp Incorporated. New court is based in the seventh Ward neighborhood of New Orleans. It's a small business development entity 501 C three, Community Financial community development financial institution that provides loan products and services to small minority and women owned businesses. And my job primarily with the seven port revitalization project is overseeing wellness aspect of the program. So the pharmacy, a wellness hub. So in partnership with Sankofa we focus on providing opportunities for community members to garden to learn how to grow, to learn how to market and consume fresh, healthy and affordable produce


Date Added
October 27, 2022
Nola Sustainability
Item Type
Moving Image
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