The Challenge of Community Oganizing

Tonight was the regular meeting of the board of the yet to materialize H Street Community Coop Market. An effort emerging from the desire of a number of NE DC residents to increase their families’ and the community’s access to local, natural foods, the idea has grown over a period of more than five years.

Anyone familiar with community organizing can certainly relate to the challenges confronted by the project, however. Driven by the man hours of a few dedicated individuals, it is far too easy for interest to wander and for visions of an end product to come into conflict.

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