horticulture center


Thu April 4, 2013

Shreveport nonprofit grows business enterprise around mentally disabled

John Ross, a resident of Holy Angels for 39 years, stands in the new greenhouse with CEO Laurie Boswell.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Shreveport nonprofit that cares for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has opened two new facets to its campus that will employ dozens of its 184 residents. Holy Angels dedicated its new horticulture center and gift shop yesterday in the name of two donors who made one-time gifts: AdvoCare, a nutrition supplement company, and the David Toms Foundation.

Adam Young, executive director of the David Toms Foundation, told the audience that many grant proposals cross his desk, but this one was business savvy.

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