food desert en Starting a Farm in an Urban Food Desert <p> East Chattanooga is a “food desert.” There aren’t any supermarkets in the neighborhood, and many of the people live on processed foods from fast food restaurants and convenience markets. Joel Tippens is part of a group called <a href="">Fair Share Urban Growers</a>. The group has begun developing what they’re calling an “urban farm” on Roanoke Avenue, across the street from the recently closed Harriet Tubman Housing Project. Their goal is to teach a new generation how to grow their own food. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:12:27 +0000 Richard Winham 33683 at