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 Whitmire Study: Gateway Greening.
- Community Greening Review:
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