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Creating an oasis in a 'food desert'

CNN Hero Robin Emmons picks spinach with Danny Phillips near Charlotte, North Carolina. When Emmons learned that more than 72,000 people in Charlotte lack access to fresh produce, she <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/12/living/cnnheroes-emmons-food-deserts/index.html'>ripped up her backyard</a> and started growing fruits and vegetables for area residents.

CNN Hero Robin Emmons picks spinach with Danny Phillips near Charlotte, North Carolina. When Emmons learned that more than 72,000 people in Charlotte lack access to fresh produce, she ripped up her backyard and started growing fruits and vegetables for area residents.