Group: Food Desert issues in Urban and Rural Communities

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Food Deserts have been identified  as a real issue impacting both urban and rural communities. Lack of access and availability to locally produced fruit and vegetables affects community nutrition and quality of life which ironically, can occur right within the production areas.

Several interesting projects have been  initiated in Michigan to work with and encourage local convenience stores to increase selection and purchasing opportunities of fruits and vegetables.

Ohio has initiated similar projects. Additional projects include City Fresh, increased local production and various season extention programs all focused on bringing a quality of specialty crops to underserved communities. 

This group can provide a forum to continue discussions, increase collaborations, post resources, tools and reference materials, discover new opportunities and evalute program effectiveness.

Recent Posts

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Michelle Ajamian ...
Aug 28, 1:44pm
Shagbark Seed & Mill, a regional scale certified organic seed and flour mill famous for using only Ohio Grown, chemical free, or certified organic crops, is in the running for a $10,000 prize from Martha Stewart's American Made contest....
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Luci Beachdell
Jun 17, 3:51pm
We are looking for a Green Schoolyards/Green Community Outreach Coordinator for Five Rivers MetroParks in Dayton, OH. This Notre Dame AmeriCorps position runs from September 2013 to July 2014. Please help spread the word! Job description...
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Casey W. Hoy
Oct 17, 10:20pm
  Eligible applicants:  NGO's with a track record of food system work, collaboration with academic, private, and public organizations is encouraged Projects Promoting Self-Sufficiency and Food Security in Low-Income Communities - The...
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Brian Gwin
May 30, 7:40am
  Monthly tours of the gardens in the former ATI Dorm parking lot, Wooster, Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio -- Joe Kovach, an Ohio State University scientist who is studying the best ways to grow food in old asphalt parking lots, will hold free...
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Michelle Ajamian ...
May 19, 10:46am
The Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative and Shagbark Seed & Mill Co. has been working with area educators from schools and the Health Department to contribute grain lessions and demonstrations to the efforts of Live Healthy Appalachia for...

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