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Camden, New Jersey students get $50,000 to expand urban farming

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An urban farming initiative designed to grow crops in planters on street corners near the school in downtown Camden

By Bill Duhart
New Jersey Com
May 22, 2017


“Camden is a food desert,” said Karina Velez, a LEAP Academy senior who helped design the urban farming initiative here. “Our goal in the future is to have mini festivals where we can provide fresh produce. Because there’s not a lot of place in Camden where kids can get healthy food.”

LEAP’s program — entitled “From Food Desert to Food Forest” — was developed by students to help address the issue of poor nutrition caused by widespread poverty in one of America’s poorest cities.

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