Accessing Healthy Food in Poor Neighborhoods: The People's Grocery (+ Video)

In poor neighborhoods, getting access to healthy food such as fruits and vegetables can be difficult.  Poor nutrition has been linked to a variety of social problems, among them behavioral disorders in school children.  In West Oakland, California, where liquor stores have replaced markets, People’s Grocery is creating a healthy alternative, offering access to organic produce. Through urban gardens and local farms, People's Grocery supports a culture based on connection to the land, sustainable agricultural practices, and regenerating community.

(appears courtesy of Global Oneness Project)

 

 

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Sam T.

This is really a good news for us.

Written in September 2009

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