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graduate thesis - benefits


In regards to benefits of CG's...the body of works which document the results 
in one way or another seem to be growing.

1.  Check out the ACGA web page at www.communitygarden.org, look for 
Cultivating Communities, a recently released publication, plus there are many 
links to CG organization's web pages.
2.  A couple of books (not complete by any means):  A Patch of Eden by H. 
Patricia Hynes is a wonderful book.  She traveled around to about 4 major 
cities to study cg's and then eloquently recorded her observations, including 
quotes from the gardeners.  
A Place To Grow:  Voices and Images of Urban Gardeners edited by David Hassler 
& Lynn Gregor, photos by Don Snyder, a collection of stories from urban 
community gardeners on how gardens have affected their lives and their 
communities, how they got started; stories are in the gardeners own words, 
with beautiful photographs.
To Dwell Is To Garden by Sam Bass Warner Jr. - divided into 3 sections, first 
is the history, second is a photo essay of urban gardeners with their words 
talking about garden, third, ???
The Garden Project, a USDA report on Cathrine Sneed in San Francisco.
3. Community Greening Review - annual magazine of the ACGA, look again on 
their web page; each year a different theme is emphasized.
4.  Check out Community Food Security Coalition, www.foodsecurity

Lynn Gregor
editor, Multilogue of ACGA


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