Corodemus, Kleiman and Loevner 3greatest impact on the Trinidad are in regards to addressing the issue of food deserts is throughthe creation of a community garden.As part of the Nutrition and Physical Wellness Program, a DC Department of Health,Community Health Administration’s project, the City of Washington provides funding for community betterment initiatives. Taking advantage of this grant program, The TrinidadCommunity Garden Initiative will request funds to use in coordinating a large community gardenin the Trinidad neighborhood of the city located in the Northeast quadrant. This garden willstrengthen the local food supply in the area and create a sustainable urban partnership that bringshealthy food to the community, in specific, single family households.
Situation Analysis- SWOT
A community garden will organically attract support from the neighborhood. Communitygarden brings a neighborhood together over common goal. The inclusive mission of campaignoffers an inspiring mission/ idea. The initiative will garner a dedicated base of staff andvolunteers, the program gets support from many partners & donors, this effort will attract mediaattention and support.
Initiative faces the possibility of frequent temp staff turnover, unclear who will provideleadership, a sole individual will not tend the roles and responsibilities (may lead to lack of action), fundraising strategy/ committed personnel to raise funds, organizational structure/communication, coordinated farm crop/ distribution strategy, marketing and PR.
providing a cultural center for community to act as forum, get people outside, excellent way totest new model in urban environment, personal relevance of goal, organizations will want towork with us, volunteer resources, expansion.
Bad soil, key staff and volunteers not want to work on the project, disinterest, theft, vandalism,over growth, drought/freeze, environmental factors, budget.