Growing Urban Health: Community Gardening in South-East Toronto

Abstract:

This article describes results from an investigation of the health impacts of community gardening, using Toronto, Ontario as a case study. According to community members and local service organizations, these gardens have a number of positive health benefits. However, few studies have explicitly focused on the health impacts of community gardens, and many of those did not ask community gardeners directly about their experiences in community gardening. This article sets out to fill this gap by describing the results of a community-based research project that collected data on the perceived health impacts of community gardening through participant observation, focus groups and in-depth interviews.

Citation:

Wakefield, Sarah, Yeudall, Fiona, Taron, Carolin, Reynolds, Jennifer, Skinner, Ana “Growing Urban Health: Community Gardening in South-East Toronto” Health Promotion International 22.2(2007):92-101.

Link:

Growing Urban Health: Community Gardening in South-East Toronto