Urban agriculture is a trendy topic these days. But, growing food in urban areas is not just about eating heathy locally grown organic food. It is also a social and racial justice issue. How do we increase access to fresh foods in communities of color with minimal or no access to fresh foods? This report highlights how advocates in Sacramento through The California Endowment’s 10-year Building Healthy Communities Initiative are engaging community residents by using a variety of strategies including policy change and youth development to create a viable, dynamic and equitable neighborhood level food system that will secure food accessibility and affordability while also supporting local agricultural viability. This case study examines the collaborative approach of local partners, the victories they have accomplished and lessons learned.
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