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Small Stuff #72: Casting a Vote for a Hero April 10, 2010

Posted by dianehuhn in Community, Friends.
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Small stuff that I am grateful for today: casting my vote for a true Louisiana hero.

Hey y’all, Jenga Mwendo is a finalist in the Cox Conserves Heroes contest. Jenga returned to her native New Orleans after Katrina and immediately began working to revitalize gardens. She has converted the Laurentine Ernst Garden into a vibrant space and secured the donation of a storm-damaged cottage next door for garden use as a storage shed and library. She is also transforming the Guerilla Garden from an overgrown lot used as a dumping ground into a beautiful centerpiece for the community.

The Cox Conserves Heroes contest will award $5000 to the winner to donate to the charity of his/her choice. If Jenga wins, she will use the money towards renovating a blighted cottage next door to the community garden for use as a storage/education garden center.

Please help Jenga, the Backyard Gardener’s Network, the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association Garden Committee and the entire Lower Ninth Ward community make this a reality. Please go to:


and cast your vote a true Louisiana hero and a most worthy endeavor.  Spread the word.