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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-12-10 12:52 PM
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In response to concerns over healthy eating and food desserts
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We don't have to wait for Washington to act. We can take matters into our own hands in our own lives, our own neighborhoods, our own schools and our own communities.

Quit quibbling if Washington is taking the right action to curb our problems with obesity, healthy eating and quality of our food supply. Be the solution.

Here's some resources to get you thinking and the wheels spinning

Urban Gardening: You Can Grow Food, No Matter Where You Live
http://earthfirst.com/urban-gardening-you-can-grow-food... /

Farming the Concrete Jungle
http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3297 /

Starting a Community Garden
(This is an excellent overall site with lots of practical tips)
http://www.communitygarden.org/learn/starting-a-communi...

How to Turn Your Lawn Into a Garden
http://urbangardenmagazine.com/2010/02/how-to-turn-your... /

Grow $700 of Food in 100 Square Feet!
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/Square...

Turn Your Yard Into a Luscious Landscape
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/Edible...

Create an Edible Schoolyard
http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/links
http://www.gardenabcs.com /

There is tons of great information out there on the Internet. So now is the time to plan some container gardens for your window or balcony, consider dedicating more of your lawn to productive uses, initiate a gardening project at your child's school or get together with your neighbors or city leaders to create community gardens.

And to improve the quality of food at food banks, why not dedicate a row or plot to donate to your local pantry.

Get growing, DU!

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