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The New Food Movement

"Community is built upon conversations. People like to eat, and they like to talk about it. ... The new food movement is still labeled as Do It Yourself, but it’s really Do It Ourselves."

“The strongest example of a food community I’ve seen was in Detroit, where a vibrant farming scene has sprung up literally from the ashes. In a neighborhood that is a true food desert—there are no national chain grocery stores within city limits; more than 90 percent of food providers are places like convenience and liquor stores—I watched young men and old women socialize while picking collard greens in abandoned lots brought back to life by the Urban Farming organization. There was no fence, no supervision, no charge.”


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