The Little Free Seed Library
Our problem was a big one, with many things to take into consideration. For example, having a budget or not being able to afford the food, not having any healthy stores near you, and not having the transportation to take you to those healthy stores. Our solution finds away to escape these dilemmas. The Little Free Seed Library is a small wooden house about 28cm long, filled with seed packages, instructions, and all the things you need to start your own little garden to plant your own good food. These libraries will be placed around neighborhoods that are knows as the food deserts, not being able to access good food, and would be checked on every month to refill the library with new packages with the most seasonal food seeds. As I said earlier this would avoid the problem with transportation because you could simply just walk to one, same with the problem dealing with budget because these packs would be completely free and easy to plant.
We will be partnering with a school and library in our chosen area Vermont Vista. This will make it easy for people who not only live in the neighborhood, but drop off their kids or go to the library. After we place the Little Free Seed Library, we will visit two weeks later to collect our data by how many packages were taken.
This problem is a lack of food accessibility in particular neighborhoods, which are considered to be food deserts. The way that we are going to make a small change is we are going to set up small little boxes called Little Free Seed Library’s that consist of books and food and other things, but mainly on tiny planters filled with seeds, instructions, and soil to have these people living in food deserts to be able to grow their own healthy food without worry of cost. These will make an impact because people who are accessible to healthy food have a 45% less chance of diabetes than ones in food deserts and with their own mini garden they can have access to nutritious food inside their homes without even having to think about transportation, budget, nor where the nearest grocery store is.
Ila (Person C)
- (Person C) Ongoing updates to the solution page of the website to explain how and why your team’s project changes over time. Include the evolution of your project, especially specific adaptations your team made to adjust to barriers and challenges.
- Our project has changed a lot since the start of this assignment. At first we wanted to do a Food truck that provides healthy food to people with low access to a supermarket or grocery store. We faced some barriers with that solution. We recognized that many companies were already doing that exact same thing, and that most of them went out of business because they weren't successful. We also had to think about the time frame of this project and if it was realistic to do something like that. We decided we would have to come up with another solution that would be effective and realistic to the time frame and the budget. Some of our other ideas included pop-up stands,gardening classes, and meal plans. None of those ideas really stuck out to us