Why do people use Community Gardens? To bolster their sense of community, of course!

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Title: Why do people use Community Gardens? To bolster their sense of community, of course!
Author: Kilmer, Mark
Abstract: Objective - To assess the motivating factors in participation of community garden users. This was done through a series of short interviews with users at various locations. An attempt to discover a set of morals and values, goals that are similar in all users. And distinguish whether values are environmental, communal, economical. Conclusions - Primary motivating factor seems to be a sense of connection to healthy food/to the earth. Economical, environmental and communal social reasons are secondary, or not motivating factors.
Description: 8 p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/8020
Date: 2008


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