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Re: Greetings and Urban Agriculture

I would second Sally's suggestion. Though it may be hard to isolate variables, police departments are doing more and more statistical, map based information gathering (here in NYC they do) to use in crime fighting efforts that you would probably have a wealth of statistics (if they allow you access to them) to  compare with community garden information. Good luck and keep us posted.
Lenny Librizzi

Sally McCabe wrote:

Why not consider it from this angle?

Although many of our programs have been here for more than 25 years,
there's no written evidence anywhere that community gardening causes crime
to drop in a neighborhood. We all know it happens, we all use anecdotes to
get or justify our funding, and yet to my knowledge, no one has ever sat
down with the crime statistics of a neighborhood and done the math. Doing
this in DC would be of IMMENSE HELP to the community gardening movement.

Thank you!

Sally McCabe
ACGA National Office

At 5:31 PM -0500 1/3/01, Elizabeth Kirchner wrote:
Dear ACGA,

My name's Liz Kirchner. I'm an agronomist in Washington, D.C. I'm
starting graduate school in the fall (Environmental Science and
Public Policy) and I'm trying to form a research project examining
urban community gardening systems in Washington.

I know that part of the ACGA's mission statement is to encourage
research in community gardening. I wonder what kind of research the
ACGA sees as needed in the community gardening/urban agriculture
forum? For example, is research into policy impediments or marketing
more important at this juncture than further characterization of
gardeners and their motivations? Is horticultural extension
information the limiting factor? Or, are cities greening nicely,
thank you? I would appreciate any information, insight, or advice
you might give me.

Thank you very much and best regards,
Liz Kirchner

Elizabeth Kirchner
Project Associate
American Institute of Biological Sciences
Scientific Peer Advisory and Review Services
107 Carpenter Drive, Suite 100
Sterling, VA 20164
(T) 703-834-0812 ext. 228
(F) 703-834-1160

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