Food deserts abound, even in a moderately-sized city like Denver. According to the USDA, “Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers.” Vapid? Really? They couldn’t say “lacking”?
So how do people in these areas change things when they can’t open a grocery store to provide the goods they need? Many are beginning to start community gardens, even in Denver where the growing season is short. If, as the Denver Post article below says, “nutrition in early childhood is the foundation for the rest of a child’s life,” then the community gardens and the dedicated daycare workers are laying the groundwork for an improved lifetime for its children.
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