Grassroots groups and growers east of the Anacostia defy the ‘food desert’ label | Greater Greater Washington

August 13, 2019
  • D.C. Policy Center
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Photo/Ted Eytan. Used with permission.

On August 13 2019, a map from the D.C. Policy Center’s article, The history of Deanwood’s local foodscape, was cited by Greater Greater Washington:

Map reprinted from DC Policy Center: “Grocery stores operating in Deanwood between 1925 and 1960. This map was created based on stores that were reported in the Overbeck oral history interviews and those collected in an online database called Groceteria.” Used with permission by map creator Emeline Renz (@mapgrrl)

Read more: Grassroots groups and growers east of the Anacostia defy the ‘food desert’ label | Greater Greater Washington

Related: The history of Deanwood’s local foodscape | D.C. Policy Center

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