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February 16, 2015

West Sacramento Urban Farm | Sara Bernal | littlegreenwheelbarrow.com

Urban farms sprout up nationwide to conquer food deserts, blight

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Vacant city lots rarely inspire hope in the residents who pass them daily. Too often they’re used as a dumping ground — weed-infested icons of urban blight. Meanwhile, many of the people living near those empty lots have little access to fresh fruits and vegetables, their only options within walking distance being the few wilting vegetables available at their corner liquor store. Fortunately, in a growing number of communities nationwide, unused…