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Local group launches gardening initiative to combat food insecurity in 61605 area

Originally published by CIProud.com on 4/22/2021

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A local group is putting the power of nutrition back into the community’s hands.

Peoria’s South Side is a food desert, with zero grocery stores and hardly any fresh produce readily available.

On Earth Day, volunteers from Budded Mattah Urban Agriculture, a grassroots initiative of local non-profits and churches, planted seeds and spread mulch for a new community garden at the South Side Mission Benevolence Center on Garden Street.

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