"Any piece of land gardened by a group of people."
- the community garden as defined by the American Community Garden Association.
According to the USDA, about 15% of the world's food is now grown cities and urban settings. Spaces for food growing include the rooftop, balcony, and the community garden.
Community gardens, especially, have received attention as a wy to foster open-sapce initiatives in congested cities, reuse abandoned land, engage communal effort, teach nutrition, fight obesity, provide access to food to impoverished or under-served communities, and provide spaces for progamming and community activities.
- Compilation from UIUC Horticulture LibGuide
The following websites provide further details on Food Deserts. Search for additional articles in the recommended library databases section of this guide.