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Viva la revolución!

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I read with interest "Growing a Revolution" in the Nov. 28 issue by Jennifer Langston. While that approach certainly has great merit, there are other approaches to getting local food to local neighborhoods that can be equally successful. I am on the board of trustees of St. Luke's Health Initiatives in Phoenix, and we have supported a number of community gardens that attempt to do the same thing without the entrepreneurial focus. Older community members create gardens to grow local produce and in the process engage some of the local youth, who might otherwise be spending free times in gangs, in a mentoring program.

Michael Powers
Phoenix, Arizona

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