Date of Award

3-2-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geography and University Honors

Department

Geography

First Advisor

Hunter Shobe

Subjects

Social marginality -- Oregon -- Portland, Community gardens, Public spaces -- Case studies, Neighborhoods -- Oregon -- Portland -- Demographic aspects, Urban geography

DOI

10.15760/honors.544

Abstract

This paper critically examines community garden relationships with particular reference to marginalized communities in Portland, OR. The objective of this study is to explore how gardeners feel about their gardens, why they feel that way and to determine what that garden space does for them. I will discuss the demographics of the neighborhoods the gardens are in to identify the hardships their residents face. Through interviews, I examine relationships participants have with community gardens as spaces that are currently being held by marginalized communities with a sense of place framework.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25205

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