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#298: How to Start a Community Garden and Understanding Why Community Gardens Are So Important
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Cornell University's Marianne Krasny about Community Gardens and how they improve neighborhoods.
Marianne is the professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Director of the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University as well as the author of Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up. She will share with us her insight on what community gardens provide to neighborhoods, placing a monetary value of community gardens, and how they evolve from food to flowers over time.
From there she will give us some insight into recent studies that show how community gardens help deter crime, and she'll gives us what is trending in the community garden arena.
This and so much more on this week's episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!
◾ Community Gardens, what are Community Gardens and why are ◾ Community Gardens so popular
◾ What community gardens provide to their area
◾ Community Garden Trends
◾ The monetary value that Community Gardens provide
◾ How community gardens deter crime
Marianne is professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Director of the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University. She is author of Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up (with Keith Tidball, MIT Press 2015), instructor for Reclaiming Broken Places edX and Environmental Education: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), and a 2015 Public Voices Fellow with The Op-Ed Project.
She initiated the Garden Mosaics community gardening education program, conducts research on grassroots environmental stewardship and environmental education, and has published popular pieces in the Huffington Post, PBS, The Nature of Cities, The Guardian, and other media. She was leader of EPA's National Environmental Education Program (EECapacity) and is a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.
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