Sunday, May 9, 2010

Denver Post: Abandoned grocery stores leave grocery graveyards in Denver area

"Food deserts" is a term I'm coming across more and more in the newspapers. As our country struggles with the health -- and financial -- implications of our obesity epidemic, it's important to understand that there are many, many places in our country where people shop for their weekly groceries at 7-11.

There can not, and should not, be just one answer to this problem. More small grocery stores, large grocery stores, and farmers' markets are needed. However, community and back (or front) yard gardens can also be part of the solution. So can the keeping of small Food-Producing Animals, like hens and dwarf dairy goats.

Click here to read the Post article about food deserts. Article by Karen Auge, photography by my wonderful friend Judy DeHaas.

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