Update 3- Writing and Wrapping Up

For the past few weeks I have been reading a few more articles to add to my literature review and to use in the body of my paper. Reading so many articles has shown me how much researchers rely on the works of others. I have also been continuing my field research, which will end this coming […]

Update 2- Field Research

Unfortunately, my efforts to find interview participants and conduct in-depth interviews with community gardeners did not pan out as I had hoped. I did have success in finding a garden to volunteer in, however, and am now going to use participant observation as my research method. The garden I am volunteering in is not like […]

Update 1- Mapping and reviewing the literature

Over the past two weeks I have worked on mapping Providence’s food landscape, conducted a literature review of the research on community gardens, and made contact with people who can help me find interested interview participants. So far I feel like I have already learned so much about community gardens and feel much more prepared to conduct interviews as […]