Food desertsĀ are geographical areas often located within a city but are sometimes located in rural areas, which have inaccessible or a total absence of grocery stores. People who live in food deserts have much higher rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and BMI among other ailments. Yoga gardens establishes organic fruit and vegetable producing gardens in these areas, so that residents can easily attain fresh produce , and make available healthier eating options.

Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group. “Examining the Impact of Food Deserts on Public Health in Chicago.” Examining the Impact of Food Deserts on Public Health in Chicago. La Salle Bank, 2006. Web. 08 Oct. 2012. <http://www.marigallagher.com/site_media/dynamic/project_files/Chicago_Food_Desert_Report.pdf>.