Sunday, April 27, 2014

Food Desert Revolution: Prepping, Garden Style

Staff Writer, Nicole Meyer-Greene
Food / Independence / Prepping

With U.S. farming land being used for ethanol production instead of food production, the U.S. has to import much of its fresh food from other countries. In inner cities, that crisis is being resolved through community action. Food-like boxed products cannot support or enhance human health because it is a processed item without any real nutritional value. Just tread the box.

Natural, organic foods people produce either on the farm or in their yards cannot be found in most grocery stores in the inner cities except for specialty shops that are either too far or too expensive for many people.

Ron Finley decided to take action. Every community needs to become self-sufficient and food independent in this time of reduced food production on a national level. 

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."

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Source: Resilient Communities