The Trap Garden is a social enterprise that provides a sustainable source of healthy, high quality foods and offers innovative solutions to the physical, financial, and educational shortcomings in food insecure communities.  Our mission is to help build, sustain, and empower low-income communities by assisting in the creation of community gardens and the promotion of healthy eating. The Trap Garden seeks to motivate and inspire others to start something that matters in their communities- to not depend on a major grocery store or business to provide them with their daily needs. The Trap Garden improves geographic, economic, and informational access to vegetables within food deserts.  We create gardens in unlikely places that foster opportunities for community engagement, education, and support, as well as economic empowerment, by returning the community and its resources to the people.


The primary goals of the Trap Garden are as follows:

1.     Increase the availability and access to healthy foods in food deserts across the United States

  • Increase the availability of fresh produce in communities deemed as food deserts
  • Reduce the travel time to the nearest grocery store with fresh produce available

2.     Create safe spaces for community interaction and fun across all ages, cultures, and income

  • Assist in establishing and sustaining community gardens
  • Engage community members with workshops to assist in growing fresh produce

3.     Decrease the costs of healthier foods for food desert communities to fair market prices

  • Reduce comparative costs (including money spent on transport or childcare as needed) for groceries

4.     Engage and educate the public on Nutrition, Environment, Diversity, and Civic Responsibility in cooperation with local schools, libraries, and other organizations 

  • Provide healthy, practical culinary courses to community members
  • Provide volunteer leadership opportunities through board positions and volunteer opportunities