Bringing relief to food deserts

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A growing number of Greenville’s community gardens are now in underserved neighborhoods where food deserts, or areas with limited access to healthy food, persist. But vacant lots are also plentiful, and by reclaiming them as places to grow food, community gardeners have begun to feed the desert from within. A Nov. 10 story about food deserts in The Greenville News included the work of 2011 Furman grad Reece Lyerly, director of Gardening for Good, as well as that of Furman health and sciences professor Alicia Powers, who has conducted research on food deserts in Greenville.

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