Food Deserts have been identified as a real issue impacting both urban and rural communities. Lack of access and availability to locally produced fruit and vegetables affects community nutrition and quality of life which ironically, can occur right within the production areas.
Several interesting projects have been initiated in Michigan to work with and encourage local convenience stores to increase selection and purchasing opportunities of fruits and vegetables.
Ohio has initiated similar projects. Additional projects include City Fresh, increased local production and various season extention programs all focused on bringing a quality of specialty crops to underserved communities.
This group can provide a forum to continue discussions, increase collaborations, post resources, tools and reference materials, discover new opportunities and evalute program effectiveness.
|Dayton, OH - Green Schoolyards AmeriCorps position available with Five Rivers MetroParks||lbeachdell||2013-06-17 15:51|
|Grants for Projects Promoting Self-Sufficiency and Food Security in Low-Income Communities||Casey Hoy||2012-10-17 22:20|
|Urban Farming in a Parking Lot Tour||Brian Gwin||2012-05-30 07:40|
|Live Healthy Appalachia||M.Ajamian B.Jaeger||2011-05-19 10:46|
|Stiletto Gardener and Growing Power Urban Agriculture Weekend Event: July 15 - 17, 2011||Stiletto Gardener||2011-05-18 09:57|
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