Ask neighboring residents to keep a protective eye on it.
Harvest all ripe fruit and vegetables on a daily basis. Produce falling off the vine invites trouble.
Plant potatoes, other root crops or less popular vegetables such as kohlrabi along the sidewalk or the fence. Plant purple varieties of cauliflower, beans or white eggplant to confuse a vandal.
At the entrance to the garden, plant a sharing garden w/sign: "If you must pick, please take it from here."
Goal IV: Follow-up
Send thank yous to donors upon . . .
Presentation of gift
Groundbreaking, ribbon-cutting or dedication ceremony
Anniversary of gift
success of maintenance plan
success of crops (for selection of next year's plants)
appropriateness of site selection
size and reliability/potential continuance volunteer base
sufficiency/potential continuance of funding