The LSU AgCenter and the City of Shreveport are collaborating in an educational farm program and today was their planting day.
Valencia Park Farm, located at one of Shreveport’s Public Assembly and Recreation centers, provides an agricultural teaching and demonstration site with the goal of increasing food production in Caddo Parish, said Grace Peterson, LSU AgCenter family nutrition program agent.
The farm is the site of the Urban Youth Farm Program that taught horticulture, nutrition and entrepreneurial skills to six 14- and 15-year-olds. The youth learned how to grow and prepare vegetables, and they developed a neighborhood farmers market.
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