Historic Westside Gardens Strategic Articulation Map

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES What’s most important to us

Economic Sustainability

Evidence Based Data

Community Engagement Events (Activation, Outreach, Involvement, Brand)

Advocating for Equitable Development


Collect accurate data to show our work and impact • Focus on home garden data collection in 2019 • Identify data that is needed and how to collect it • Garden angels collect data • Create shared template for data • Garden angels review data to identify impact • Produce quarterly data snapshot Identify and Engage Collaborators (Use all the tools we need) • Steps: - Introduce them to HWG, invite to site to volunteer (corporate bonding), invite them to partner as - Identify and track organizations that we are interested in collaborating with (type, poc, etc.) - Create better process to engage community-based organizations ->steps they must take before partnering/ HWG confirm they have sta capacity - Create shared a source of families (community based)

Events in the Hub (Monthly/ Quarterly) • Use ‘involve’ not ‘engage’ (cliché) • Dinner with growers • Generating interest (buzz)- Making HWG cool • Be a presence @ community events (Festival of Light) Transform Westside Summit • Create E-newsletter “Garden Angel Spotlight” Workshop with multiple grassroots organizations • Share what we are doing and learn what they are doing in the Westside • “Garden Fair”- everything you ever wanted to know about home gardens • Identify likely organizations (health centers, senior centers, boys and girls clubs) • Connecting with youth 2 or more community members on board • Find people who are already interested in HWG or in similar activities • Meet and Greet event for potential members (breakfast?) • Fun ways for board members to interact with each other (clear roles) • Show Board that we are making a dierence

Land use/zone regulatory support (Urban agricultural ordinances) • Find resources to learn about local ordinances/regulatory lingo • identify partners/ education resources • Communicate the need • Gather information and materials • Advocate for new models • Participate in the development process • Start process for a demonstration of development and food

Growers become vendors to sell their items (shared retail) • Utilize Urban Fresh as reserve stream (dedicated) • Create reimbursement structure to incentivize growers through WGM • Coordination with other organizations to serve vendors or contract crops • Dedicated sta to Urban Fresh revenue garden and market garden • Point of sale system (cash/EBT/CC’s) • Inventory tracking • Education/ Food safety/Best Practice/Treasury • Empower Chris to manage program $50K budget (fully staed) • 10% (negotiable) flow from contracted growth • Corporate giving • Blank Foundation • Funds from other sources (reciprocal) • Fundraising deck for Comms • Data to support execution • P2P compaign • Flip Cause • Newsletters/ Calls to action/ intercom • Larger Nonprofits • Finance manager/ Grant writer • Event tix/ merch sales • DMBWE partnerships • Mercedes Benz events to recruit/fundraise • Water (Fresh) at VF • Opt in with ‘contract’

schedule/calendar for corporate volunteers

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