Farms Finding "New Roots" in Cities

On abandoned lots and in backyards across the country, urban land is being turned over to agriculture as a means of improving food security.
August 12, 2009, 12pm PDT | Michael Dudley
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This article focuses on the New Roots farm in San Diego which sits on 2.2 acres of city property and, while a work in progress will be instrumental in providing produce for nearby residents. Many of those working on New Roots have come to the U.S. to escape war and unrest in their home countries, where they were farmers.

Urban farms are just part of the changes to the food system. Other steps include farmers' markets accepting food stamps.

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Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 in CommonDreams
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