Rural farmer and mother of eight Johanna Trenerry tells the story of how she helped form a farm trail to give people a taste of farm life firsthand. She also dissects how political advocacy is important for smarter farm policies that increase access to healthy produce, not only for city dwellers, but also the residents in her own town.
High school senior Gerry Garcia explains how he and several friends helped reclaim a dilapidated park for his community. Garcia surveyed neighbors, lobbied the city to gain access to funds and worked together with residents to remake the park into a safe place for local children to play and adults to exercise.
Entrepreneur and food justice advocate Brahm Ahmadi illuminates the disturbing lack of produce in low-income neighborhoods and the difficulties inner city residents have in accessing healthy food. Ahmadi is working with community members to create an innovative new urban grocery store to provide affordable fresh food to these food deserts.
Former NFL football player Zeph Lee, now a South Los Angeles physical education instructor, explores how an active lifestyle can be learned in school and the positive impact exercise has on academic performance. Lee also talks about how opening up school facilities to the public helps foster a sense of community, especially in low-income areas lacking safe open spaces.
Pediatric doctor Alberto Gedissman describes being on the obesity epidemic's frontlines developing an innovative community-based prevention program. Gedissman also tackles the important roles medical professionals as well as everyday community members are playing in reshaping urban areas toxic food and limited physical activity environments.