More than 2,000 citizens in Newark do not live within one mile of fresh food and vegetables, according to Rutgers University–Newark earth and environmental science professor Ashaki Rouff. Community gardens would seem to be a solution for residents of these “food deserts,” but the majority of such gardens in Newark are created from recovered vacant lots where the soil is polluted. This puts agriculture opportunities at risk. Faculty and staff members from Rutgers University-Newark are working with community residents to take on this problem collaboratively. Read the story on the Rutgers University–Newark website.