In poor neighborhoods, getting access to healthy food such as fruits and vegetables can be difficult. Poor nutrition has been linked to a variety of social problems, among them behavioral disorders in school children. In West Oakland, California, where liquor stores have replaced markets, People’s Grocery is creating a healthy alternative, offering access to organic produce. Through urban gardens and local farms, People's Grocery supports a culture based on connection to the land, sustainable agricultural practices, and regenerating community.
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