Research and Resources
We know in our hearts that gardening helps solve all sorts of social problems. VictoryGrowers observe that all the time, in schools, in homes, in communities. That's what academics call qualitative information, and it's important. Research-based information that provides statistics that prove all we observe is referred to as quantitative research. This is the kind of information that can persuade policy makers and others to help VictoryGrowers effect change at all levels.
Need to convince a teacher that gardening improves academic performance and reduces behavior problems? (Hint: it does). Hoping to show a food services director that growing vegetables can encourage kids to consume more of them? (It does!). Does your gut tell you community gardens can reduce crime and improve intergenerational relationships (yes, by the way), but your community services director wants to see the data?
Looking for lists of books to boost your quotient on this topic? Look no further.
This is the place to find all that kind of stuff, or links to places that will have it. Read on. It's painless, we promise, and interesting to boot. It's always satisfying when the data supports the conclusion you've already reached!
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