A food desert is defined by the USDA as:
Parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers.
The McDonough Community Garden is just one spot in Richmond trying to be an oasis in the food deserts of Richmond. Learn about this spot, other spots in the city, and how you can get involved in growing produce in an urban setting.
The event is being held at Laura Lee’s located at 3410 Semmes Avenue, this Saturday from 1 to 3 PM. Laura Lee’s is also hosting a series of monthly four-course wine dinners to showcase produce from the McDonough Community Garden. The first one is tonight and you can learn more here.
The other host is Beautiful RVA which has the noble goal of creating a healthy and vibrant Richmond community through urban greening and beautification.
Looking for a space to grow? Come learn how you can get involved in growing in the city with Beautiful RVA.