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 […]

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 […]