Permacooking

Delicious ways to reduce food waste

How One Of D.C.’s Worst Heroin Markets Became A Sustainable Food Source

Leave a comment

Thirteen years ago, Marvin Gaye Park was a mess.

The park sits in Lincoln Heights, a neighborhood in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 7, just east of the Anacostia River. The community is overwhelmingly poor and non-white, and suffers some of the worst rates of crime, unemployment and social breakdown in the city. The park itself had succumbed to disuse. One of the worst PCP and heroin markets in the city had cropped up nearby.

So Lincoln Heights residents and Washington Parks and People — an urban park organization in D.C. — jointly decided to step in.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/09/18/3474352/urban-gardens-transforming-communities/ 

Advertisements

Author: Permacooking

Reducing food waste can be eco-friendly, easy, and delicious.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s