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The Privilege of Choice: Are Healthy Meals Accessible to Low-Income Earners?

Occasionally, we will bring in a guest author to offer another perspective on important topics like stretching your budget, food security, issues of poverty, recipes, and more. 1,170 more words

Eating Well

CNN Hero Sarah Ramirez brings healthy produce to the people

In “the nation’s salad bowl,” as California’s Central Valley is often called, fresh produce grows in abundance.

But for many area residents, healthy food is out of reach. 264 more words

Food Politics

Article 89 and the Future of Boston’s Urban Agriculture

The Boston Zoning Commission recently passed the zoning ordinance known as Article 89 which will legalize a range of urban farming options throughout the city. Most agricultural activities are not allowed under current legislation but now Boston will see an influx of opportunities that will promote business, community building, and access to healthy local food for all. 509 more words


My Journey to Becoming a Renegade Gardener: The Beginning

I’ve always been driven by the desire to create community and feed and teach people about healthy food.  All my life I’ve been working towards creating a life that centers around this.  139 more words

Healthy Eating

Gardening in the Desert

Mercy Junction is gardening in the desert — a food desert.

According to the USDA: “Food deserts are defined as urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. 249 more words

Mercy Junction

Food Deserts Need Farmers' Markets

Food deserts exit all over the world. A food desert is an area without access to affordable, healthy, and fresh food. Instead of having a grocery store, these communities may have no food access or are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer few healthy, affordable food options. 492 more words

Mapping Produce

A year ago Walk Score introduced another in a growing line of cool online planning tools. ChoiceMaps, like the standard Walk Score maps proximity to everyday services, but unlike the older tool, which rates addresses according to their proximity to combined services, ChoiceMaps illustrate the accessibility of a specific type of business or public amenity. 278 more words