It’s quite expensive to get fresh food to poor neighborhoods. Urban farmers are taking matters into their own hands.
“Sprinkled throughout some of America’s blackest, brownest and most distressed communities lies the future of food for us all: urban farms. Initially a response to inner-city decay and the absence of supermarkets in the nation’s poorest neighborhoods, these citified agricultural centers, which range in size from small gardens to entire city blocks, must proliferate beyond the margins in the next few years if working Americans are to guarantee low-cost access to the sustenance they need. That’s because our current system of mass food production and distribution is too dependent on foreign oil and too far from where people live. This is a toxic mix and it is unsustainable.”