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Suburban dirt
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a growing element in New Jersey’s community gardening trend
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de Vries
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Arianna
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1980-
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Arianna de Vries
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Lawson
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Laura J
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Laura J Lawson
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chair
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Nelson
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Holly
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Holly Nelson
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internal member
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Alomar
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Richard
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Richard Alomar
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internal member
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Drake
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Luke
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Luke Drake
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2014
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2014-05
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eng
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Large-scale community gardens are an increasingly common feature in the suburbs of Central New Jersey, and yet the inner-city model has essentially defined how we think of community gardening. Community gardens indicate where people are, and yet the literature bias towards urban community gardens neglects this growing trend of large non-urban community gardens. This study, therefore, investigates three large format suburban community gardens – gardens that consist of one hundred or more individual plots – that are removed from the urban setting. The questions that this research seeks to answer are: Who is participating in large-scale suburban community gardening, and what are their reasons for participation? In answering these questions, the intent is to also begin to understand the conditions of suburbia that foster the impetus for creation of such gardens. In order to understand the gardens spatially as they relate to their contextual surroundings, I used methods of geospatial mapping. To understand the gardens structurally as a place, I made use of on-site observation and conducted interviews with garden coordinators representing each site. In order to understand the garden in terms of the user group, I conducted a series of personal interviews with participating gardeners that focused heavily on themes of community and social capital, food systems and production, and recreation and well-being. The study shows that gardeners participating in large-scale suburban efforts are doing so for many of the same reasons cited in the literature and by organizations such as the American Community Gardening Association with regards to participation at urban locations; however, the suburban context has a significant impact on how these reasons are defined and the ways in which these reasons are described.
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Landscape Architecture
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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ix, 113 p. : ill., maps
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M.L.A.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Arianna Lindberg de Vries
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Community gardens--New Jersey
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Suburbs--New Jersey
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Suburban life--New Jersey
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T390222C
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ETD graduate
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de Vries
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Arianna
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2014-04-14 09:35:06
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Arianna de Vries
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Rutgers University. Graduate School - New Brunswick
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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