5401 North is a special place. It will have a very unique amenity that will contribute to the well being of its residents and surrounding community. The Wilbur Marvin Foundation has awarded a grant to Louisiana State University to develop a community farm at 5401 North. Nestled among the schools and home sites will be a 6-acre vegetable farm and several adjacent pocket gardens and areas within the development that will consist of edible landscapes.
5401 North is committed to growing local food that tastes delicious and provides optimum nutrition for a healthy life. In addition to providing locally grown food, the Purple Martin Community Farm will promote healthy living by fostering an educational forum to teach communities how to grow these foods and make them widely available so individuals can learn how to incorporate them into their daily lives.