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ERIC Number: EJ1074753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Perceived Effects of Community Gardening in Lower Mississippi Delta Gardening Participants
Landry, Alicia S.; Chittendon, Nikki; Coker, Christine E. H.; Weiss, Caitlin
Journal of Extension, v53 n4 Article 4RIB3 Aug 2015
This article describes the perceived physical and psychological health impacts of community gardening on participants in the Mississippi Delta. Themes identified include the use of gardening as an educational tool and as a means to increase self-efficacy and responsibility for personal and community health. Additional benefits of gardening as identified by the study include exposure to new types of healthy foods, increased physical activity, and the building of a legacy. Incorporation of gardening into school curriculum could equip young residents with gardening skills and improve the likelihood that community gardens will be maintained.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi