Caring for the Community Through Urban Gardening

“Food insecurity is an all too real problem for many in our state, and it only got worse due to the recent pandemic. It stems from many issues: lack of money to afford food, food deserts where grocery stores simply don’t exist, and even where things like convenience stores are an option, fresh foods aren’t available or are too expensive to purchase.

Add to that school’s closing due to COVID-19, cutting access to free meals for students who needed it (though many schools went above and beyond to try to get that food to their students and families), and we are in the midst of a crisis.

Fortunately, there are several individual and organization leaders who are cultivating new ways to both provide access to fresh food and access to the community, including Growhaus, Fresh Food Connect, and SummerHom Garden.”


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