BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Local organizations are joining Mayor Broome at Scotlandville Plaza on Saturday afternoon.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and HealthyBR are announcing new partner organizations who are joining the Geaux Get Healthy coalition.
The nine new organizations are listed below:
- Scotlandville Community Development Corporation: To provide community leadership and agriculture & wellness programming to Scotlandville residents.
- A Kingdom Connection Changing Lives: To help the families they serve learn how fresh food can improve their health.
- Baton Rouge Garden Alliance: To enhance its community garden program.
- Southern Cofe: To expand fresh food availability at its Scotlandville location and in the surrounding community.
- Front Yard Bikes: To expand and enhance the Front Yard Bikes Gardening and Cooking Program, which teaches youth how to grow and prepare fresh produce.
- Perfectly Suited: To pilot a virtual gardening program that teaches youth about how to start, grow, and sustain their own gardens.
- Scotland Saturdays: To expand and promote its monthly open air market in Scotlandville.
- Sweet Jones Farms: To provide their gardening education program in an elementary school setting.
- YMCA of the Capital Area – ExxonMobil Branch: To support its wellness and food literacy initiatives.
“Since taking office, I have worked with our community to develop programming, systems, and opportunities for us to improve the health outcomes of every resident in our parish, because I recognize that our health influences every facet of our daily lives,” said Mayor Broome.
The nine new partners are joining these organizations in the the Geaux Get Healthy coalition:
- American Heart Association
- Baton Roots Community Farm
- Our Lady of the Lake/LSU Health North Clinic
- Top Box Foods