Ep. 25 - Urban Growers Collective Creates an Oasis in a Food Desert

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About 19 million people in the U.S. live more than a mile from a grocery store.

These areas have been called food deserts by the folks who create names for such things. But more recently they’re being referred to as areas of food inequality, and some are beginning to call this condition, food apartheid.

It’s a big problem.

Fortunately, there are a lot of organizations out there working to solve it. An episode of the Netflix show is Somebody Feed Phil featured a fantastic program and a remarkable woman from my hometown, Chicago. The Organization is Urban Growers Collective, and the woman is Erika Allen, its Co-Founder and CEO. We’re talking with Erika and her partner, Jason Feldman from Green Era Sustainability about how they’re working to solve food apartheid, and their efforts to create the Green Era Renewable Energy and Urban Farming Campus, a sustainable project that will yield renewable energy and long-term economic growth for the area it serves.

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