Okra Abbey

Okra - A vegetable that has deep roots in New Orleans history and cooking.  Okra is a traditional ingredient in Gumbo - a dish that cuts across boundaries of race and class as it is enjoyed by folks of all walks of life throughout the city.


Abbey - "Historically abbeys are places and spaces that are often self-sufficient while using any abundance of produce or skill to provide care to the poor and needy, refuge to those who are outcast or persecuted, and education to the young...Many abbeys also served as way stations where travelers could stop in and rest and receive nourishment for their bodies and souls before continuing on their journey" - Wikipedia


Okra Abbey is a community center for spiritual recreation and re-creation - a sacred space where we grow in friendship and faith alongside one another as we share food -pray, play, and garden together - learning to use the food that we grow to provide care for our local community - especially those in need.