What is it about?
This paper is about how an urban library system provided gardening for its patrons, in a food desert community. This paper will highlight how to implement a gardening program at your library, or within a community, obtain funding, and how to acquire land for gardening if your library does not have the land to provide a gardening area outside.
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Why is it important?
Many libraries both public and academic are centrally located within urban communities that are deemed food desert areas. This paper will share how librarians, or local community members can help alleviate food insecure communities by providing a place to grow produce, or at least educate the community on the importance of eating a healthy sustainable diet.
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This page is a summary of: Food Deserts, Libraries, and Urban Communities: What Is the Connection?, Public Library Quarterly, March 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/01616846.2019.1591156.
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