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US (LA): Community helps rebuild greenhouse after damage from storms

An Evangeline Parish greenhouse is getting rebuilt from the ground up with help from the community. The owner of that greenhouse is Turkey Creek's mayor. He's now getting help from the same community he serves.

Prairie Culture Farms has provided local produce to Evangeline Parish for 2 years. However, that's now on hold after hurricanes Laura and Delta damaged their greenhouse.

"It's a tangled mess over there," mayor Phillip Cavins said. He's starting from scratch to rebuild the greenhouse.

"We were averaging about 400 to 500 head lettuce out of that greenhouse a week," Cavins said. He added, "We were averaging about 60 to 120 pounds of tomatoes a week out of that greenhouse to supply our community."

It was originally created after Cavins says he saw a need for fresh produce grown locally.

Now after the storms, his community sees the business is in need of help.

Read more at KATC (Kendria LaFleur)


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