Wednesday, September 1, 2010
YES! YES! YES!
Yes Organic! on Penn & Minnesota SE is beautiful, clean and absolutely convenient. Folks in my neighborhood (Hillcrest) are so excited about the reality of walking 10 minutes to buy Bear Naked Granola, Bulk Flax Seeds and Tofu! We just hope that everyone else living East of the River is just as excited.
Yes Organic! speaks to what many residents living East of the River want, but it also raises the question- What other types of health-related services do Southeast DC residents desperately need?
In addition to an organic grocery store, let's rally for a youth-based health clinic that specializes in STD-testing, counseling, and free check ups. While we're at it, tear down the unused, boarded up buildings and let's construct a family-based green playground that rivals the dog parks of NW.
My point is that Yes! Organic is a fantastic addition that I will support as much as I possibly can. But, a healthy lifestyle for Southeast DC must go beyond gourmet cheese. A healthy East of the Anacostia includes a youth and family-centered holistic approach to urban health.
Check out some great photos of YES Organic by other southeast bloggers