Watering D.C.’s Food Deserts

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Watering D.C.’s Food Deserts

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I recently joined a smart culinary website called Zester Daily as one of their contributors, which means I’ll be writing for them on a regular basis. For my first piece, I went down to Washington, D.C., to report on what two terrific nonprofits there are doing to address the problem of food deserts—urban neighborhoods that have extremely limited access to fresh, affordable produce.

I was already impressed by my story’s subjects when I first met them at the Just Food conference this past spring, but seeing them in action outdoors over two exceedingly humid, 90+-degree days—the kind of days where we all marinate in our own special sauce—was even more inspiring and humbling. Our nation’s capital is many wonderful things, but one thing it is usually not is a refreshingly cool summer destination; nevertheless, these lovely human beings show up day in and day out in the blazing heat to serve the communities where they work.

Without further ado, I invite you to read the article and view the slideshow. Also, if you’d be so kind as to “like,” comment on, and Tweet about the story and/or photos, I’d be eternally grateful. Feedback is good. (Unless we’re talking about mic reverb at a death-metal concert—in which case, feedback, bad.) (Also, fire, bad.) (Thank you, Phil Hartman’s Frankenstein for that last point.)

Happy August, one and all.

A Mobile Oasis for D.C.’s Food Deserts,” ZesterDaily.com