Community Gardens, Economics, and Food Deserts is a Commitment seeks provide both sustainable food and economic resources to a mutually impoverished and food desert community in Greensboro, NC. This Commitment nominally focuses on food security, economic access, and sustainability. The garden will serve both as a food source through crop cultivation, and an economic system through food sales and community employment. Focused towards youth ages 11-22, residents will work in the garden to earn income, and cultivate applicable job skills for future economic opportunities.
• Month 1 – Find a community partner willing to have this project implemented in their community
o Attend neighborhood meetings
o Pitch the idea
Have written and electronic materials
o Create a source of reference
Email, facebook, twitter, blog
o Ensure community selected will have program fidelity
Is space available for gardening?
Are their willing participants to sustain the garden?
How long will they be committed for?
Is there a true need?
• Month 2 – Community Garden Planning Education
o Provide community with specific gardening plans
Work needed to implement
Work needed to sustain
Policies & Procedures
o Advertise for positions at the garden
• Policies & Procedures
• Month 3
o Plant the garden
• Month 4 & 5
o Full project implementation