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Good eating
The lack of food options in the city means many people eat at fast food restaurants.

At the Earthworks Urban Farm, pictured here, kids are taught how to grow their own food, and the health benefits of eating right.

At another community garden broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, spinach, radishes, carrots and kale grow on a plot that used to house a gas station. The old soil was dug out and the plots are built on raised beds to avoid contamination. A plot about 5 by 10 feet large is $20 a year.

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Last updated October 22 2009: 8:36 AM ET
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