D.C. Urban Gardens Bring Low-Cost, Fresh Produce to City’s Food Deserts

Posted on Nov 24 2016 - 10:06pm by UOG


There’s a lovely garden being operated in DC where neighbors are coming together to learn how to cook with fresh produce, grown right in their own neighborhood.  This particular urban garden, which was started just three years ago, began with a dream of providing low-cost produce to people living in area’s without access to a grocery store.

“They studied successful urban gardens in other states and learned about grant writing to fund theirs. They utilized neighborhood ambassadors like Parker and added two more sites. Now, they have three mini-farms in parts of southeastern D.C. labeled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as food deserts — places usually in low-income areas that lack fresh fruits and vegetables.”

Read the entire article at, “PBS.org

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