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‘We love Huskies.’ Northeastern students tackle neighborhood service projects in Roxbury

Photo by Billie Weiss for Northeastern University
Community Service and Civic Engagement’s Service Day

Northeastern senior Roman Barker-Waters was off campus at the nearby Madison Park Village Community Garden in Roxbury early Saturday morning raking garden beds, pulling weeds and collecting fallen leaves into bags along with neighborhood residents and other student volunteers.  

“It’s been really nice to be here and to serve that community,” said Barker-Waters, a political science and international affairs major at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. 

The students also helped pick the last of the season’s produce, including green onions, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and fall flowers, he said. While pulling weeds, he came across something unexpected.

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