Patel, I.C., 1993, Socio-economic impact of community gardening in urban stetting, in: Relf, D., ‘The role of horticulture in human well-being and social development’, Timber Press , Portland
- Author : Patel, I.C.
- Year : 1993
- Published in Book : The role of horticulture in human well-being and social development
- Pages : 84-87
- Abstract in English : Community gardens are neighbourhood open spaces managed by and for the members of the community. Most typically, the community garden is divided into individual plots and planted with vegetables by landless gardeners. Some families even share the same plot. Each community garden is a smorgasbord of gardening methods and styles. Although many benefits can be derived from community gardening, only the socioeconomic effects are discussed in this article. Community gardening improves public relations. It brings people together in a context that enriches them and leads to positive interaction. It proved to be a major factor in contributing to community pride, thereby leading to improved litter control. For the neediest members of society, community gardening provided more than money, nutrition, and open spaces. It provided a sense of self-pride and self-worth in producing food on their own and for themselves.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: community gardening, well being, economy.