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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-12-10 11:52 AM
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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 /

Farming the Concrete Jungle /

Starting a Community Garden
(This is an excellent overall site with lots of practical tips)

How to Turn Your Lawn Into a Garden /

Grow $700 of Food in 100 Square Feet!

Turn Your Yard Into a Luscious Landscape

Create an Edible Schoolyard /

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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  -In response to concerns over healthy eating and food desserts prolesunited  Feb-12-10 11:52 AM   #0 
  - "Healthy" eating = health quackery  tonysam   Feb-12-10 11:54 AM   #1 
  - What are you talking about?  prolesunited   Feb-12-10 11:56 AM   #2 
  - You have gotta be kidding  conscious evolution   Feb-12-10 12:35 PM   #9 
  - If you really believe that, you might want to take out a large  hlthe2b   Feb-12-10 12:35 PM   #10 
  - :facepalm:  flvegan   Feb-12-10 12:36 PM   #11 
  - this may be the most idiotic post you've penned- and that's saying something  cali   Feb-12-10 12:37 PM   #12 
  - Your opinion sounds particularly uninformed.  Dora   Feb-12-10 12:38 PM   #14 
  - I agree, food is overrated anyway  City of Mills   Feb-12-10 12:39 PM   #15 
  - That's not true.  asdjrocky   Feb-12-10 12:42 PM   #17 
  - Yes, deep-fried lard is as healthy as fruits and vegetables.  Starbucks Anarchist   Feb-12-10 02:25 PM   #27 
  - Yeah, go eat some more cheese doodles.  Blue-Jay   Feb-12-10 10:18 PM   #30 
  - Bullshit.  LeftyMom   Feb-12-10 11:35 PM   #34 
  - the top killers, heart disease, stroke cancer ...  veganlush   Feb-12-10 11:52 PM   #37 
  - You are probably regretting this statement by now. I hope. But allow me to pile on and  TwilightGardener   Feb-13-10 12:18 AM   #40 
  - A good start, but hardly sufficient to address the problem of food deserts  frazzled   Feb-12-10 12:15 PM   #3 
  - I never claimed that this was the entire answer  prolesunited   Feb-12-10 12:28 PM   #6 
     - I wasn't in the least trying to beat you down  frazzled   Feb-12-10 02:13 PM   #26 
  - off the mark  -wulf-   Feb-12-10 12:20 PM   #4 
  - We need to acknowledge the power of advertising.  SalviaBlue   Feb-12-10 12:30 PM   #7 
  - There is definitely a role the government can play in food policy  prolesunited   Feb-12-10 12:34 PM   #8 
     - I know  -wulf-   Feb-12-10 12:37 PM   #13 
        - See, I think you're way more libertarian than I am  prolesunited   Feb-12-10 12:55 PM   #19 
           - Don't misunderstand me  -wulf-   Feb-12-10 01:04 PM   #22 
  - "dedicate a row or plot to donate to your local pantry"  lukasahero   Feb-12-10 12:24 PM   #5 
  - Thank you  prolesunited   Feb-12-10 12:51 PM   #18 
  - Some great sights there.  asdjrocky   Feb-12-10 12:40 PM   #16 
  - I've been expanding my garden as well  prolesunited   Feb-12-10 01:12 PM   #23 
     - Oh yeah.  asdjrocky   Feb-12-10 01:24 PM   #25 
  - I'm in favor of having food for dessert.  spinbaby   Feb-12-10 12:56 PM   #20 
  - Well, thanks for pointing my stupidity out  prolesunited   Feb-12-10 01:03 PM   #21 
  - Lovely post. You found some great links, thank-you!  dustbunnie   Feb-12-10 01:23 PM   #24 
  - You're welcome  prolesunited   Feb-12-10 03:22 PM   #28 
  - Illegitimi non carborundum est.  EstimatedProphet   Feb-12-10 10:15 PM   #29 
  - +1  conscious evolution   Feb-12-10 10:32 PM   #32 
  - I thought that this was an excellent post.  flvegan   Feb-12-10 10:25 PM   #31 
  - I agree!! Some people will get pissed off at anything  K8-EEE   Feb-12-10 11:55 PM   #38 
  - K&R  happy_liberal   Feb-12-10 11:34 PM   #33 
  - I think it's a great idea to get urban kids gardening -- mine do!  K8-EEE   Feb-12-10 11:47 PM   #35 
  - excellent info. thanks for posting....  veganlush   Feb-12-10 11:50 PM   #36 
  - The Healthy Corner Store Network  EFerrari   Feb-12-10 11:57 PM   #39 

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