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Therapy Gardens for Veterans (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-11-02

Duration: 00:03:30

Subjects: United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service | Military | Veterans | Agriculture | Gardening | United States. Department of Veterans Affairs


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Beaudoin, Rodney Interviewee
  • Brooks, Alton Interviewee
  • Pollard, Dana Interviewee
  • Durham, Dwayne Interviewee
  • Polk, Gary Interviewee


This segment from the November 2, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kevin Gautreaux’s report on the partnership between the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the V.A. Health Center in Pineville in creating therapy gardens for veterans. He interviews: Rodney Beaudoin, recreational therapist; Alton Brooks, U.S. Air Force veteran and long-term care resident; Dr. Dana Pollard, clinical psychologist; Dwayne Durham, U.S. Army veteran and in-patient client; and Gary Polk, U.S. Army veteran and long-term care resident. This segment is a part of the Veterans Coming Home Initiative. Host: Andre Moreau