Abstract: Mapping Community Gardens and Their Effects on Food Access and Social Cohesion in Providence, Rhode Island

Community gardens have the potential to be extremely positive resources in many urban neighborhoods. Citizen involvement in urban gardening has economic, social, health, and psychological benefits. In this project my goal is to analyze how community gardens in Providence, Rhode Island impact food insecurity and social cohesion in neighborhoods. The first part of my research will determine […]

And That’s A Wrap

After many hours of blood, sweat, tears, and a little bit of melodrama, my paper is finally complete. My initial goal was 10 pages and I ended up with 59, so I feel accomplished as well as a little bamboozled as to how I got here. Once I started writing I found that there was […]

Lots of Verbs: Drinking, Interviewing, Transcribing, Coding

The past few weeks have gone by in a flurry of activity. I spent many days camped out in the Princeton Public Library interviewing participants, sometimes passing eight hours at a time interviewing in a single day. Other days were spent driving around the greater Princeton area to meet up with participants in coffee shops or cozy kitchens; still […]