Outcomes for Gardeners
- Psychological well-being
- Physical health
- Social contact and cohesion
- Place attachement
- Fruit, vegetables, flowers etc.
- Nicole Bauer (Task leader)
- Christopher Young (Researcher)
The research project BetterGardens aims to explore how gardeners cultivate their gardens and by which factors their decisions are influenced. Furthermore, we would like to find out which outcomes the chosen management concepts have on soil quality and biodiversity as well as on the quality of life of gardeners. The study will be conducted in four interrelated sub-projects (A-D) by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL.
Home, R., Lewis, O., Bauer, N., Fliessbach, A., Frey, D., Lichtsteiner, S., Moretti, M., Tresch, S., Young, C., Zanetta, A., Stolze, M. (2017). Effects of garden management practices, by different types of gardeners, on human wellbeing and ecological and soil sustainability in Swiss cities, Urban Ecosystems (under revision)
Home, R., Stolze, M., Tresch, S., Fliessbach, A., Lewis, O., Bauer, N., Moretti, M., Young, C., Zanetta, A., Frey, D. (2017). BetterGardens: Bodenqualität, Biodiversität und Sozialer Wert von Stadtgärten. Arbeitsgruppe «Vollzug Bodenbiologie» (VBB) Bulletin Nr. 17, 2017, pp. 26-29
Lewis, O., Home, R., Kizos, T. (2017). Digging for the roots of urban gardening behaviours, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening (under revision)
For a complete list of publications so far, please click here.