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ERIC Number: EJ1085438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Best Practices in Community Garden Management to Address Participation, Water Access, and Outreach
Drake, Luke; Lawson, Laura
Journal of Extension, v53 n6 Article 6FEA3 Dec 2015
As community gardens expand across the U.S., Extension professionals can support them not only in horticultural education but also in planning and organization. Knowledge of community garden management is helpful in this regard. Existing research focuses on outcomes and criteria for successful gardens, but is less clear about how community gardens work. We use ethnographic methods to examine community garden management in New Jersey. Spatial and social contexts shape key issues such as water access, participation, and horticultural techniques. Extension professionals can more effectively support community gardens by tailoring their advice to these contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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