Each year, second-year Occupational Therapy students in the LSU Health-Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions learn program development through a service-learning project in the community.  

This year, they're developing a community garden for downtown Shreveport residents who, for the most part, lack access to fresh fruit and vegetables.  Tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, those students will build four raised gardens as part of the semester-long project.

The garden is located behind Church of the Holy Cross in the 800 block of Cotton Street.  The OT students are partnering with the church, Shreveport Green, the Red River Coalition of Community Gardeners, and the LSU Ag Center on the project.

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