food desert

A man and woman in casual attire stand several yards apart, looking at one another, in an agricultural feild surrounded by residential houses.

Decker Woods and Sophia Cooper exchange farming tips in Big Muddy Farms’ biggest plot, July 6, 2021 (Photo by Jules Struck).

Planet Forward FAO Fellow | Emerson College
Big Muddy Urban Farm minimizes some of the financial barriers that keep potential farmers from entering the industry, like low profit.
The George Washington University
In this short film, Planet Forward Comcast Sustainable Storytelling Fellow Francesca Edralin explores how classroom gardening can be used as a tool to address food insecurity.
George Washington University
After spending this semester working on a documentary, I have a lot to share about what I learned.
Spinach plant with a wooden sign post labeling the crop with blue paint.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Dartmouth College
The Green Corn Project empowers Austinites in urban food deserts by building gardens in their own front yards.

Poster advertising the 1972 Black Community Survival Conference, with a promotion by the Free Food Program. (Photo: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1972)

Bates College
We should remember the critical work the Black Panther Party did in their communities to help right injustices, and help prevent hunger among children and communities as a whole.

A baby zucchini grows beneath a yellow blossom. (Maja Dumat/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
The pandemic may have forced you into a new relationship with food. But the food that ends up on your plate has always traveled a complicated, exploitative, and convoluted path to get there.
A strip of businesses including chain restaurants like McDonalds in Kayenta, AZ

A strip of businesses including chain restaurants like McDonalds in Kayenta, Arizona, a census-designated place on the Navajo Nation in February 2011. (Martin Pulido/Creative Commons)

George Washington University
The Navajo Nation reservation in the southwest United States has only 13 grocery stores for more than 300,000 people. With so few full-service grocery stores, the reservation is a food desert on a massive scale.

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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Communities are fighting back against the dollar store invasion of low-income rural and urban areas. In this story, my hometown deals with new norms as food access shifts. New ideas are introduced that may help my small neighborhood relinquish their... Read More
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Food for Thought is a podcast discussing the food that ends up at your table, and in this episode we talk about the potential solution of mobile farmer's markets for the issue of food deserts.

(Ruth Hartnup/Flickr)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
The transition to plant-based diets has been gaining ground recently — for many reasons. These diets are more sustainable, and can be easy for those with means, but can be hard to come by for others.

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