We’re officially on the cusp of summer in Atlanta Urban Ag, now that the malabar and turmeric are popping up.
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Trending since 2013 and certainly trending now.
Atlanta urban agriculture y’all.
I went to a super inspiring meeting of community members organizing around access to healthy foods last night. Riding on the high of that experience, I found the motivation to apply to 2 jobs afterwards! This is such a big step for me and I’m super proud of myself.
Right now I am literally procrastinating on writing a reflection for a “Healthy Food Access Project” for class, because I really want to watch “Fed Up,” a documentary about the food industry’s role in our obesity epidemic.
Yes, I am a huge food justice nerd.
I grew up in what would technically be a “food desert” by that map.
While there can certainly be other barriers and transportation problems in rural and semi-rural areas? It seems a lot more useful to look at access to fresh foods in terms of proximity to “grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers” when you’re talking about urban areas. (Also “heavy on local quickie marts”? Not so relevant to lower population density areas.)
There are lots of other ways to get fresh veggies and fruits, out in the sticks. If you aren’t able to grow them yourself, people keep bringing bags of them to you. You don’t really need farmers’ markets when you have the farms and a bunch of produce stands. Other things you need to buy at grocery stores can be more of a limiting factor, if you’re having trouble getting to the store.
There are plenty of other problems that do exist, with transportation and access to various things. But, a lot of the problems are usually not the same between urban and (semi-)rural poverty. Different settings, different ways inequality manifests–with some different ways of addressing it required.
And I do get frustrated sometimes, at how rarely this seems to get addressed.
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