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Jones Valley Urban FarmsIII - GlobalInfluence ,HOWEVER

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 6/21/11 Global Influence The main focus of JVUF remains local, HOWEVER… Urban farming in America has global effects.   Much of the produce that is shipped to America has actually  been grown and managed in other countries.   This is a HUGE problem because it involves taking land that  impoverished countries need for producing their own  vegetables.   As a result, the industrial farming leaves the soil devoid of  many essential nutrients to the point where it is no longer  good for farming.  This increases the poverty level in that  region.  
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 6/21/11 Effectiveness Successes Bridging the food security gap in Birmingham. Teaching children and adults horticulture skills.  Raising awareness of the need for locally grown produce.   Providing local restaurants with fresh vegetables.   Improvements: MORE community gardens in other regions. 
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