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Community Farms In Every Neighborhood Would Boost Every Local Economy

Letter to the Editor

If we are going to spend billions every year on health care and food assistance programs, then we need to start investing more of that money

into sustainable projects that are nearly free or can pay for themselves over time. Community farms on every block would boost every local economy in this country.

I do not think it makes sense that we pay farmers to not grow certain crops while children go hungry. Farmers should be paid for their surpluses instead. Until we meet the needs of our own people, we are a poor example to the world. Not for long though - this generation is here to unite us.

This is how we put people back to work. We just need a New Deal. All young people building the food system in this country block-by-block just like we built up the roads and bridges is our most pressing need. Any initial costs would be made up after harvests and sales in the first year.

It will change our society when there is a local food system for every person. God willing the people will eat and no one will go hungry. It will free up everyone and everything to live in social harmony when our basic needs are met.

Garrett Collins, Orange City, FL