Please check out the discussions on garden evaluation and quantification in
the archives of this list serve
https://secure.mallorn.com/mailman/listinfo/community_garden. The is a very
interesting study being done for the St. Louis community gardening folks
that should be helpful.
We have a great deal of empirical knowledge about the effects of our
community garden on our area http://www.clintoncommunitygarden.org ( less
drugs, neighborhood improvement, greater community cooperation of residents
across socio-economic lines, less crime, less prostitution, more vegetables,
less filling...) but the quantitative info is what sells elected and
appointed officials. Also, when there is real neighborhood support, the
garden becomes a litmus test issue for electeds and appointed officials.
Clinton Community Garden
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> From: Erica Schwarz [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2000 12:19 PM
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> Subject: [cg] evaluation
> i'm a grad student and i'm starting to write a short paper about the
> benefits of community gardens in building communities.
> I'm trying to find out a bit about evaluation of gardens. I know that a
> of studies have been done on them, but is it anyone's experience that
> actually evaluated the effects of your own community garden on the people
> involved and the greater community?
> Thanks for any info...
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