Understanding Perceptions of Community Gardens in the Dallas Area

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This exploratory research focuses on identifying the roles and perspectives of community gardens in the Dallas area. Results from semi-structured interviews reveal the social and political makeup of the neighborhoods where the garden projects in this study are located. While these findings highlight the benefits of gardening in the city, they can also be contested spaces. In advocating for the proliferation of garden projects in the city, community organizations would benefit from understanding the nuances of garden initiatives and the way in which they are perceived by members of the garden, nearby residents, and policy makers.

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Ayyad, Raja December 2017.

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This exploratory research focuses on identifying the roles and perspectives of community gardens in the Dallas area. Results from semi-structured interviews reveal the social and political makeup of the neighborhoods where the garden projects in this study are located. While these findings highlight the benefits of gardening in the city, they can also be contested spaces. In advocating for the proliferation of garden projects in the city, community organizations would benefit from understanding the nuances of garden initiatives and the way in which they are perceived by members of the garden, nearby residents, and policy makers.

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Ayyad, Raja. Understanding Perceptions of Community Gardens in the Dallas Area, thesis, December 2017; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1062885/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .