Turner, Bethaney. “Embodied Connections: Sustainability, Food Systems and Community Gardens.” Local Environment., vol. 16, no. 6, Carfax International Publishers,, July 2011, pp. 509–22, doi:10.1080/13549839.2011.569537.
This source digs more deeply into the opportunities of community gardens to create more sustainable food systems. It highlights that community gardens can become catalysts for sustainability in urban living and in what ways they promote sustainability in cities. This resource can be used in our project to explore the environmental impact of community gardening in urban spaces, particularly in how they affect views of the natural environment and environment-consciousness in cities.
Gregory, Megan M., Timothy W. Leslie, and Laurie E. Drinkwater. “Agroecological and social characteristics of New York city community gardens: contributions to urban food security, ecosystem services, and environmental education.” Urban ecosystems 19.2 (2016): 763-794.
This source pulls from research at several NYC community gardens and analyzes their ecological contributions to the surrounding area. This will assist in understanding some potential environmental impacts of gardens.