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    5/9/19

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    My project was about food deserts and taking action can be sort of difficult. As young people of Oakland we realized that

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    April 21, 2019

    Dear Mayor Schaaf:

    We are writing to you because it’s absurd how few grocery stores are in Oakland. Based on our research on Yelp we found that there were no grocery stores between 7

    Food Deserts

    April 21, 2019 Dear Mayor Schaaf: We are writing to you because it’s absurd how few grocery stores are in Oakland. Based on our research on Yelp we found that there were no grocery stores between 73rd and 105th. Since a...

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    • Hi Chrisy, you did a great job on this post. You had a very good argument and backed it up with really important facts. These points that were made are true and it should be announced that Oakland should get another grocery store. Making sure everyone is available to get the right nutrients and foods for their body is key for a healthy lifestyle. You’re idea of a rooftop garden is very creative and effective as well. With not have the resources from a grocery store can make eating organically very hard to do. With the rooftop it makes your idea perfect! Overall, great job and I enjoyed reading what you had to say.

    • Hi Christy,
      I was very pleased about reading your post on “Food Deserts”. I never knew about this issue until now, and I think you did a great job discussing your issue. The fact that you not only discuss your issue and directing your attention to someone who can help, Mayor Schaaf, as well as discussing solutions that don’t necessarily mean more supermarkets. One thing that stood out to me was “This is due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers markets, and healthy food providers. Food deserts have become a large problem helping to fuel our national obesity and diabetes epidemic. Rural areas commonly have local convenience stores that provide mostly highly-processed, fattening and sugar-added food and drinks” because it told me how exactly this can affect me or someone I know if they were facing this issue; and I wouldn’t want that. It’s much easier to call attention to an issue that is affecting our lives negatively and how we can improve it. To add, your interest in providing another solution was very helpful for those who feel that creating another supermarket might not be feasible. Moreover, you helped build a general idea on how others can organize a rooftop garden to assist in ameliorating the problem such as the “rooftop garden would have fruits and vegetables grown in our schools. There would be adult supervision, of course, and the rooftop garden would only be open to specific people to go on top of the roof…” Thanks for writing this post. I hope to learn even more about this issue and see if you will be as successful as I imagine. I also have a similar cause but not nearly as significant, which is building a community garden. If you’d like you could visit if your interested at https://projectgarden.home.blog/. I hope to inspire others like you inspired me about improving the issue on food deserts as well as making or having such an important cause.

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    Dear, Flynn Baog
    My name is Christy and I am a 9th grader at life academy. I really like how your poem expands one’s thinking and talks about a serious topic on how these things need to be stopped or how they arent okay. Comparing how gas is is almost as free but water and food cost a lot, it shows the changes we need to make in our society and…Read More

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    Fahrenheit 451 is about a society that has a government that has hegemonic ideologies. They enforce these hegemonies using firefighters. Their job is to destroy books, which are illegal along with the house that

    Pecha Kucha about Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451 is about a society that has a government that has hegemonic ideologies. They enforce these hegemonies using firefighters. Their job is to destroy books, which are illegal along with the house that the books were in. They...

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  • Thank for reading my blog Kimbo 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed my blog. And sex trafficking is a big but small topic to write about. It’s a area of metal and physical damage to the body and brain and it’s important that we know about it.

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