We Grow Together

Five-year-old Akira Lewis poked her hand into the soil of a raised garden bed, coaxed out a fat sweet potato and proudly dropped it into a grocery sack held by her grandmother, Jackie Jordan. “I like coming up here,” Akira said of the We Grow Together campus in Shreveport’s Stoner Hill neighborhood. “I like to eat kale and carrots.” Nurturing that kind of interest in healthy food is the focus of We Grow Together, an initiative to work towards a healthy regional food system, according to Dr. Grace Peterson, LSU AgCenter area nutrition agent. The plan grew out of...

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