Food deserts are communities that don't have easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables. There are several of them in Guilford County. Some of our young people in High Point are making sure fresh produce is accessible to their neighbors. They have a community garden.
The Southside Community Sellers grow and sell their produce. Even more, the plot of land they work on was once home to two vacant houses. There are several garden beds in the community garden. Each one is assigned to a nearby family.
Learn how to start a community garden in your neighborhood by calling the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Office. Find the district nearest you by logging on to: