Community gardens are models for improving health by growing and eating local produce. In addition, they are instruments for generating social awareness and community change. This conceptual paper focuses on the benefits of community gardens as the authors understood them, informed by participant observation and literature coming out of the environmental justice movement.
McIlvaine-Newsad, Heather and Porter, Rob. "How Does Your Garden Grow? Environmental Justice Aspects of Community Gardens." Journal of Ecological Anthropology 16, no. 1 (2013): 69-75.
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