The purpose of my research was to observe and evaluate a community run food access focus group with the intention of providing my community partner with a report on the preliminary success of the project. I found that the program was positively received by one hundred percent of survey respondents, and by the third meeting each participant could give a specific example of something they learned about improving their access to food. The proposed solutions include actions that can be taken by individual residents, by the community, and by the government. I was inspired to take on this project after spending my Spring Break working on an urban organic farm in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Throughout the week I learned about how food access is directly related to social justice and economic equality. When I returned to Hartford I decided that I wanted to learn more about the food system located in Trinity’s neighborhood.
Moore, Isabelle, "Fighting the Hartford Food Desert" (2015). Community Learning Research Fellows. 49.