You may be familiar with food deserts, but have you heard of a food swamp? - Grist

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You may be familiar with food deserts, but have you heard of a food swamp?

No, it’s not the place from which Guy Fieri sprung. A food swamp is an area with an abundance of fast food and liquor stores, but nowhere to buy real groceries.

Beverly Grant of Mo Betta Green MarketPlace in Denver explains the difference — and how to turn a swamp into an oasis — in this new short film from Perennial Plate.

(Psst — here’s a starter tip from Nathanael Johnson: Turn your lawn into a garden.)