Earth’s Porch is focused on changing the way we perceive urban areas. This initiative sprouted from the idea that human beings need to be reconnected to the source of their food.
With Earth’s Porch, fresh produce is grown on vacant lots in areas experiencing lack of grocery stores, and which are consequently plagued by the obesity epidemic.
Wasted lots in the community reach their second life as urban farms, agriculture hubs within the communities; Access to quality food is within reach; Nutrition becomes a choice putting the opportunity for better health at the forefront of minds.
Modern cities are conventionally thought of and made up of asphalt and glass interspersed with public parks,lawns and various shrubs squatting by main thoroughfares. While there are areas that are indeed green, there are minimal agriculture hubs, and when combined with poor mobility of low-income residents, a food desert appears. Poor diets due to a lack of affordable, healthy food options, and are associated with many health problems that can have lasting effects on urban communities.
Food deserts, as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are places, usually in impoverished urban
environments, with inadequate availability of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy whole foods.
R&H Recycling is a federally recognized 501c(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible.