Having access to a supermarket provides an easy, convenient way to purchase nutritious foods in an affordable way.
In many areas of Baltimore convenient access to a supermarket is not a reality. Adding supermarkets is not something community citizens can easily have control of.
Urban gardens give the power back to the people within the community. They provide fresh healthy foods but require the work and organization of community members who may not have the time and resources.
Talk with Anne at Great Kids Farm, about efforts to reach so many Baltimore City school students and how they are bridging the gap between farms and schools. GKF acts as a catalyst to put other urban farms in connection with schools in their neighborhood.
Talk with Dr. Reese about the inequity of supermarkets and food availability throughout the city and what efforts could positively impact food priority areas
Talk with Marvin Hayes from Filbert Street Garden and Baltimore Compost Collective about what urban gardens can do for our community and environment