Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dr. Lucy Diekmann

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Urban Agriculture/Food Systems Advisor, Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties
UCCE Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1
San Jose, CA 95112
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San Mateo-San Francisco Counties

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Peer Reviewed

  • Egerer, M. (2022). Gardening can relieve human stress and boost nature connection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 127483.
  • Lin, B.; Egerer, M.; Kingsley, J.; Marsh, P.; Diekmann, L; & Ossola, A. (2021). COVID-19 gardening could herald a greener, healthier future. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 19:9, 491-493.
  • Marsh, P.; Diekmann, L.O.; Egerer, M.; Lin, B.; Ossola, A.; & Kingsley, J. (2021). Where birds felt louder: The garden as a refuge during COVID-19. Wellbeing, Space and Society. 2:100055.
  • Diekmann, L. O., Gray, L. C., & Thai, C. L. (2020). More than food: The social benefits of localized urban food systems. Front. Sustain. Food Syst. 4: 534219. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.

  • Robinson, C.N.; Baker, G. A.; Harwood, M.J.; Diekmann, L.O. (2020). Food expenditures and consumption by food bank clients in Silicon Valley. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 1-14.
  • Diekmann, L. O., & Ostrom, M. R. (2020). Growing Together: Participatory Approaches in Urban Agriculture Extension. Urban Agroecology: Interdisciplinary Research and Future Directions23, 229.

  • Egerer, M.; B.B., Lin; Diekmann, L (2020). Nature connection, experience and policy encourage and maintain adaptation to drought in urban agriculture. Environmental Research Communications. 2:4, 1-13.
  • Diekmann, Lucy; Gray, Leslie; and Baker, Gregory (2018). Growing 'good food': urban gardens, culturally acceptable produce and food security. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems.
  • Diekmann, Lucy; Gray, Leslie; and Baker, Gregory (2017). Drought, water access, and urban agriculture: a case study from Silicon Valley. Local Environment. 22:11, 1394-1410.
  • Diekmann, L.; Bennaton, R.; Schweiger, J.; C., and Smith (2017). Involving Extension in urban food systems: an example from California. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. 5:2, 70-90.
  • Algert, S.; Diekmann, L.; Gray, L.; and Renvall, M. (2016). Community and home gardens increase vegetable intake and food security of residents in San Jose, CA. California Agriculture. 70:2, 77-82.
  • Algert, S.; Baameur, A.; Diekmann, L.; Gray, L.; and Ortiz, D. (2016). Vegetable output, cost savings, and nutritional value of low income families' home gardens in San Jose, CA. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 11:3, 328-336.

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