Among the blue and gold at Southern University in Shreveport, you'll be seeing a little more 'green' in the upcoming months.
University and city leaders officially broke ground today to create a community garden behind the school's Business Incubator Building, which is across the street from the main campus at 3050 MLK Drive.
The garden is aimed at transforming community areas into sustainable food sources and teaching students how to become environmental agents of change.
"It creates opportunity for people to actually come, to talk, to have conversations about the politics in the community and things like that so for this community, I think that the garden will really continue to create those opportunities," says Markese Bryant, co-founder of Fight for Light, and guest speaker at today's event.
The university is partnering with Sankofa Vision, Southern University AG Center, City of Shreveport, MLK, Jr. Neighborhood Association and Capital One Bank for the garden.
SUSLA received a check for $2,500 to get the garden up and running.