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Dynamics of Community Gardening: A Catalyst for Health

Version 1 : Received: 8 February 2022 / Approved: 10 February 2022 / Online: 10 February 2022 (10:33:35 CET)

How to cite: Roberson, Jr., D.N.; Kudlacek, M. Dynamics of Community Gardening: A Catalyst for Health. Preprints 2022, 2022020146 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202202.0146.v1). Roberson, Jr., D.N.; Kudlacek, M. Dynamics of Community Gardening: A Catalyst for Health. Preprints 2022, 2022020146 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202202.0146.v1).

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the perceived benefits of community gardening. A garden colony is a collection of adjacent plots of land primarily for the purpose of gardening. The methodology of this research consists of observations, interviews, questionnaires, and focus group. As a result of this research we found that gardening is a natural and safe way to meet the lifelong demands for a healthy life. We found specific mental and physical benefits as a result of this community gardening. We encourage communities to allow people to buy plots of land away from their homes to promote this healthy activity. The garden colony provides a place for individual renewal and restoration; this urban oasis offers a way to maintain and promote lifelong healthy living, and they are an important contribution to one’s life by adding a sense of meaning and purpose.

Keywords

leisure; recreation; gardening; physical activity; natural landscapes

Subject

SOCIAL SCIENCES, Other

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