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ERIC Number: EJ889856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-24
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
From the Ground Up
Gray, Katti
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v27 n10 p14-16 Jun 2010
This article discusses the reasons that drive minorities and the less well-off to adopt urban farming revolution in Baltimore and other places in the U.S. People in Baltimore kept tending the three crop-yielding hoop greenhouses, delighting that it delivered back to them edibles not readily found in the area and definitely not at prices affordable for many in what is a mixed-income but disproportionately poor section of the harbor-side city. In Baltimore, a comparative lack of grocery stores with a wide menu of healthful choices is helping fuel urban--and sometimes small-town--back-to-the-land initiatives whose adherents, had been largely White and/or fairly well-to-do. Another reason cited by Dr. Kami Pothukuchi is that there is now an increasing recognition that food is an extremely important sector of community life. In addition, the sad fact that 3-for-$1 canned food simply doesn't have the same nutritional value helps drive the agricultural center's grow-your-own outreach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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