The Motivations and Needs of Rural, Low-Income Household Food Gardeners
Results of a study using surveys, interviews, and garden visits to households in rural, western Pennsylvania to explore behavior and motivations of rural food gardeners, and the challenges they face. Discusses the financial, spiritual, and ecological value of gardening, and opportunities for community support.
Kate J. Darby, Taylor Hinton, Joaquin Torre
Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(2), 1-15
Community and faith-based initiatives · Food security and nutrition · Self-sufficiency · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Pennsylvania