From Garden to Table: Growing in a food desert

dening in a desert sounds like an oxymoron, it is. But luckily, East Tampa is not a barren wasteland. It just lacks access to healthy fruits and vegetables, but not anymore. Garden boxes started popping up in front yards across East Tampa for the past three years. "It started with ten individuals with their front yard garden. There are about 30 front yards in East Tampa where people have been growing their own vegetables like Swiss chard and collard greens," Kitty Wallace said.