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Gardening the Garden State

Gardening the Garden State is an ongoing research project that is investigating the social and spatial aspects of community gardens and urban agriculture across New Jersey. It is based at the Department of Landscape Architecture.

Publications and Reports

  1. Drake, Luke, and Lawson, Laura. In press. Results of a U.S. and Canada community garden survey: Shared challenges in garden management amid diverse geographical and organizational contexts. Agriculture and Human Values
  2. Drake, Luke, and Lawson, Laura. 2014. Validating verdancy or vacancy? The relationship of community gardens and vacant lands in the U.S. Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning 40, Part B (0): 133-142. Invited submission to special issue, “Vacant land: The new urban green”
  3. Lawson, Laura, and Drake, Luke. Expected publication spring 2015. “From Beets in the Bronx to Chard in Chicago: The Discourse and Practice of Growing Food in the American City.” In Food in the City. Edited by Dorothée Imbert. Washington D.C., Dumbarton Oaks.
  4. Lawson, Laura, Drake, Luke, and the American Community Garden Association. 2013. 2012 Community gardening organization survey. Community Greening Review (18), 20-41
  5. Lawson, Laura, and Drake, Luke. 2013. Gardening the Garden State: Exploring the diversity of New Jersey’s community gardens. Department of Landscape Architecture, Rutgers University.
Community garden, Atlantic City