Gillison, Stephanie; Lyons, Thomas S.; Ballard, Angela
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The benefits of community gardening have been thoroughly documented. Despite the value of community gardens, however, these gardens face many barriers that threaten their sustainability. This research investigated the benefits, barriers, and solutions to barriers of community gardening. The author performed literature review and conducted interviews with four community garden coordinators from the Chattanooga area to explore these topics. The author used the insights gained from the interviews to develop a business model for Garden Corps, a nonprofit dedicated to building capacity for community gardens.
This thesis is dedicated to my mother Tonya, my father Ajani, and my grandmother Iris (Mimi), each of whom played invaluable roles in my upbringing. Each distinctly instilled in me passions for knowledge, food, and, most importantly, helping others. Without each of you, this thesis, a passion project, would never have come to fruition. “More grows in the garden than the gardener sows.” -Spanish Proverb
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Community gardens; Food security; Public health
Marketing | Nonprofit Administration and Management
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Ellis, Sydney, "An argument and model for Garden Corps" (2022). Honors Theses.