What if your neighborhood grew its own free food?
That is exactly the question that founders of The Food is Free Project asked themselves that was the catalyst for the creation of their program. Urban areas all across the country are suffering from a lack of access to fruits and vegetables that is greatly impacting a significant portion of our society. Many areas literally do not have a store with fresh food within walking or biking distance causing a severe lack of access to a product that literally “grows on trees”!
The USDA defines food deserts as “parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers.”
What can we do about it? Start your own Food is Free Project. “Food is Free Project is an open-source project so we encourage you to take the first step to start a Food is Free Project in your community. It all starts with that first garden and from there things will evolve and grow. Stay in touch and let us know if we can offer advice. Plant a garden in your front yard or if you don’t have a yard grow some container veggies and set up a #foodisfree sharing table. Our actions ripple out and inspire others and this movement will grow like wildflowers. Share your #foodisfree photos with us and remember that together our ripples create waves of change.” http://foodisfreeproject.org
Learn more about the Free Food Project Here
Here is a video on how to How to Build a Wicking Bed Garden
Who is ready to get started in their neighborhood?
Find out more here: http://foodisfreeproject.org/