This now appears in the Columbus Free Press in a slightly different form.
I dropped by the Occupy Columbus compound for a few minutes today on my way to the Columbus Right to Life rally. . Due to COTA construction of a much-needed bus shelter in front of the Statehouse, (though it will spoil the view) the occupiers have moved to the far south end of the block, (S High and E State) which strikes me as a more strategic location, at least as far as public interaction is concerned. The bus-waiting wallsitters never seemed very engaged with OC when they were next to the McKinley Memorial.
The challenge to getting fresh food into the urban center is building enough demand among the residents. This article shows that shopkeepers at corner stores want to carry more fresh vegetable and fruit, but the demand for such is not there yet. Economically disadvantaged people usually have less time to prepare fresh whole foods. Many folks lack the cooking skills and often the equipment. It is much easier and usually cheaper to eat processed foods that are much less nutritious. Franklinton Gardens is working on the many elements of this complex issue.
Well, these are Ohio Magazine’s Picks for the best towns in Ohio. Hilliard, Represent!
Best of the Best Hometowns
Here are a few of the reasons why Archbold, Lebanon, Nelsonville, Oberlin and Hilliard are Ohio Magazine Best Hometowns.
Linda Feagler, Christina Ipavec, Jessica Roblin, Jennifer Rogers, Jill Sell and Ilona Westfall