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Green Revolution book
The backyard garden construction is a project of City Slicker Farms, a local non-profit that provides fresh food to a neighborhood better known for its rail yards and warehouses than its green spaces. In just seven years, City Slicker has become a vital part of the West Oakland landscape. City Slicker Farms is not alone in doing fantastic work. Across the United States, an urban agriculture movement is flowering as a growing number of people get interested in growing their own food. Urban farms and gardens are taking root in areas where previously there was only concrete and asphalt. Veteran environmental activists and community organizers say the recent increase in urban food production marks a real change. Many urban food projects, then, are driven by a desire to provide poor and people-of-color communities with healthier eating options. That's the idea behind Mill Creek Farm in Philadelphia.