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Urban Agriculture & Food Deserts

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Ivy Potter

on 19 April 2018

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Implements restrictions on purchases
Sounds good, but according to FNS, includes basically all junk food
Congress decided it was administratively difficult
Proper restrictions to ensure balanced diet
Discounts/providing more to help with costs
Food delivery credits/free delivery program
Subsidizing grocery stores can aid access
Often less effective

Urban Agriculture & Food Deserts
Addressing Food Deserts Through Urban Agriculture Strategies
Distribution & Access
Policy Solutions and Technology Innovation
Ivy Potter, Paige Adams, Jace Redic, Collin Philips, Ryan Nelson
Community Based Initiatives and Partnerships
Individual Opportunities
Sources: Galhena, Dilrukshi Hashini, Freed, Russell, & Maredia, Karim M. (2013). Home gardens: A promising approach to enhance household food security and wellbeing.(Review)(Report). Agriculture and Food Security, 2, 8. Gerodetti, N., & Foster, S. (2016). “Growing foods from home”: Food production, migrants and the changing cultural landscapes of gardens and allotments. Landscape Research, 41(7), 808-819. Gray, L., Guzman, P., Glowa, K., & Drevno, A. (2014). Can home gardens scale up into movements for social change? The role of home gardens in providing food security and community change in San Jose, California. Local Environment, 19(2), 187-203.

Sources: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/eligible-food-items
Does opening a supermarket in a food desert change the food environment? https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.06.002
Cdc.gov. (2018). Food Desert | Gateway to Health Communication | CDC. [online]
Azdhs.gov. (2018). ADHS - AZ Food Deserts. [online] Available at: http://www.azdhs.gov/gis/az-food-deserts/index.php [Accessed 17 Apr. 2018].
At home small scale gardening increases access to fresh, healthy food, reducing food insecurity
Simple gardening practices such as vertical farming allows for use of small spaces


Individual Opportunities
Community Based Initiatives and Partnerships
Policy Solutions and Technology Innovation
Access and Distribution
In order to bring about positive changes in Phoenix, and on a larger scale, there need to be efforts that encourage consumers to change their buying habits through educating them on what they can be doing
Farm to School
Incorporates the topics of agriculture, food, and nutrition into standard curriculum

involves the younger generation by creating conversations about nutritional habits and health, as well as what they and their families can be doing in their community
provides a hands-on approach to food gives a more well-rounded understanding that can last a lifetime
starting school gardens teaches about the basic science involved in growing food, and really brings us back to our roots
some farmers have expanded their outreach and business opportunities
Another strategy aimed at solving our sustainability problem comes from within the community itself. Initiatives must be made by members of the community in order for fresh, affordable food to be available to them.
Farmers Markets
Food Deserts are areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other food that make up a healthy diet
Factors that influence food access and distribution (not limited to): physical landscape, city planning, and laws/regulations
Phoenix is home to a large minority population and unequal access or distribution further perpetuates institutional racism and social injustice
Policies and planning needs to be done with stakeholder and community involvement.
Farmers have the chance to diversify and grow business opportunities
Community connections grow
Encourage trying new things, expand your grocery list and cook with different produce
Sources: Farm-to-School Programs (2010) and Retiring the food desert (2018)
To ensure the health of locals, healthy foods must be made available in Phoenix.
If healthier options are made affordable, residents will not have to resort to fast-food and low quality foods as often.
Bringing fresh fruit and vegetables to the community through grocery/corner stores in the valley is essential to food security here.
In order to diminish the harsh impacts of food deserts within Phoenix, there needs to be family systems and individuals encouraged to grow for themselves even in areas with limited space
Community Based Initiatives and Partnerships part 2
Efforts made by locals can include but are not limited to:
Mobile food trucks with fresh produce
Non-profit organizations providing fresh food
Corner stores with healthy options
Local gardens
Food shelters

LED Hydroponics
Japan - 12000 heads of lettuce per day
Growing substrate
90% less water, no soil, no pesticides
Other vegetables can take longer
Possible on community scale, but some downsides
Sources: http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/2094426/farming-without-soil-new-japanese-tech-makes-growing-fruit-and
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