VIDEO: Helping grow food security in the Valley of plenty

November 27, 2011 9:00pm

•  This isn’t your ordinary community garden

•  ‘This is all volunteer’

The city of Stockton has neighborhoods where the only options for residents for grocery shopping are small convenience stores that make their real money selling liquor.

It’s reached a point where critics decry the city as a food desert in the midst of the Central Valley, the richest farming region on Earth.

Now local businesses, volunteers and the University of the Pacific are coming together with the nonprofit organization Puentes to revive a Stockton neighborhood with a community garden -- with a twist.

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