Interested in research on community gardens and greening? Here is ACGA’s collection of links to studies and reports about how community garden programs benefit their communities, are being implemented, and affect their surroundings!
- Community Development Through Gardening: State and Local Polices Transform Urban Open Space: By Jane E. Schukoske. (PDF Format)
- Green Streets, Not Mean Streets: by Frances E. Kuo and William C. Sullivan. In an inner-city neighborhood, the greener the residence the lower the crime rates. This is one of several studies on the relationships between people and plants in urban setting. Others include “Girls and Greenery”, “Kids and Concentration”, “Neighbors and nature”, “Plants and Poverty” and Vegetation and Violence.” All are available from this same link.
- Involving Children In Children’s Gardens Farm In The City St. Paul, Minnesota: by ACGA Board member Anna Wasescha and Karla Ness
- National Community Garden Survey 1996: by Suzanne Monroe-Santos
- A Survey of Community Gardens in Upstate New York: Implications for Health Promotion and Community Development: by Donna Armstrong Ph.D.First Published in the journal Health and Place, 2000, 6(4): 319-327.
- The Influence of Social Involvement, Neighborhood Aesthetics, and Community Garden Participation on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: by Jill S. Litt PhD, et al. American Journal of Public Health, 101, no. 8 (August 1, 2011): 1466-1473.
- The Child in the Garden: An Evaluative Review of the Benefits of School Gardening: by Dorothy Blair. The Journal of Environmental Education, 2009, 40:2, 15-38.
- Improving academic outcomes in poor urban schools through nature-based learning: by Michael J. Camasso, Radha Jagannathan. Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018, 48:2, 263-277.
- Growing urban health: Community gardening in South-East Toronto: by Sarah Wakefield, Fiona Yeudall, Carolin Taron, Jennifer Reynolds, Ana Skinner. Health Promotion International, Volume 22, Issue 2, 1 June 2007, 92–101.
- Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: edited by Andre Viljoen, Joe Howe. 2005.
- The Whitmire Study: Gateway Greening.
- Greening in the Red Zone: Disaster, Resilience and Community Greening: edited by Keith G. Tidball, Marianne E. Krasny. 2014.
- Community Greening Review:
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