NOLA Tilth’s mission is to grow healthy food while creating beauty for the community through flower cultivation.
A lifelong farmer and gardener, Megan Webbeking developed her love of farming at a young age while spending summers with her grandparents on their 200-acre dairy farm. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitman College, she operated a commercial farm in Walla Walla, Wa. Megan has seven years experience owning and operating a business in Seattle, Wa. In 2006, Megan set down roots in her new home of New Orleans and currently resides in the Bywater.
New Orleans is one of the largest food deserts in the nation and over 35,000 properties are still blighted post Katrina.
- One acre of land cultivated to produce cut and edible flowers and vegetables in New Orleans East
- 15 members have joined their CSA
- Currently selling on Good Eggs
- The garden expanded it’s footprint by 35% to cover nearly a full acre
- One acre in the center of a community has been transformed from and overgrown vacant lot/dumping ground into a beautiful flower and community garden
- Approximately 83 volunteers have participated in growing and sharing food
Propeller pushed me forward and kept me connected with other entrepreneurs going through the same challenges and struggles…The most valuable part of the program was my relationship with the other Fellows. I came away from our meetings feeling invigorated. If I walked into a meeting feeling drained, I would walk out feeling like I had new ideas again and new solutions and resources to solve problems I was facing.
Founder, Nola Tilth (Propeller '13)