Fair Oaks Health Center Farmers Market Feasibility Study (2014) Project Report
Our group assessed five components of the feasibility of establishing a farmers market at the Fair Oaks Health Center: 1) patient and staff interest, 2) market scheduling, 3) affordability, 4) marketing, and 5) implementation. To assess these facets of feasibility, team members collected ninety-eight paper and online surveys from patients and staff. Team members conducted three focus groups at the Fair Oaks Health Center: two with staff and one with patients. They carried out a price survey of five fruits and vegetables at grocery stores in North Fair Oaks and the California Avenue Farmers Market. Team members conducted multiple interviews with farmers market managers and government officials.
Eat Well Redwood City: Increasing Public Awareness of Sustainable Food (2009) The Sustainable Food group explored the link between food and climate change. We researched sustainable food initiatives and public outreach implemented by various cities and compiled a matrix of best practices relevant to Redwood City. Through a ranking system, we assessed the sustainability of Redwood City grocery stores. We also created outreach materials, including a website outline for promoting sustainable food, monthly sustainable email letters, and an oversized postcard with information about sustainable food intended for distribution via mail to the Redwood City community, on the city’s website, via e-mail, or at city events.
Redwood City Community Garden Toolkit (2009)
The purpose of the Community Garden Toolkit is to make community engagement in urban agriculture as effortless as possible. Students developed a website delineating ways to start a community garden, conducted a case study of Taft Elementary School’s Garden Program in Redwood City, and compiled a literature review of 11 case studies of innovative school and community gardens in California and around the country.