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Kids help build shed for Fairmount community garden

Posted: 12:50 AM, Jun 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-21 10:43:55-04

CINCINNATI — Nurse Laura Olexa is head-over-wheels for helping people in need. Using her trusty scooter and a spot in the North Fairmount community garden, she’s spent three years distributing fresh produce to her neighborhood in a project she called Veggies Via Vespa.

“My goal is, anything I grow is more than they have at the corner store,” she said Thursday.

This year, the community reached back to lend her a helping hand. A group of fifth-through-12th graders participating in a camp through Spirit of Construction built a bright yellow shed in her garden, learning construction and carpentry skills in the process.

Watch the video above to hear more from Laura and her young helpers.