Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geography and University Honors
Community gardens -- Oregon -- Portland, Gardeners -- Attitudes, Place (Philosophy), Neighborhoods -- Oregon -- Portland -- Population, Social marginality
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.
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Rodriguez, Jocelyn, "Examining Sense of Place for Marginalized Communities in Community Gardens" (2018). University Honors Theses. Paper 533.