Meet the activists bringing urban farms to one of America’s most deprived cities | The Guardian


Autumn foliage signals the end of the growing season across the rust belt states as farmers wind down for the winter chill.

Yet in Cleveland’s bleak “forgotten triangle”, bountiful crops of rainbow chard, collard greens and plump purple aubergines are blooming at one of the city’s urban farms.

In a heavily segregated city where race and inequality can define one’s life outcome, not to mention the obstacles of food deserts and urban decay, now there is an arable green oasis.

The farm, created by the not-for-profit Rid-All partnership, is striving to change eating habits in a city where health inequalities disproportionately affect African American communities.


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