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.
Tresch, S., Frey, D., Le Bayon, C., Zanetta, A., Rasche, F., Fliessbach, A., and Moretti, M. 2019. Litter decomposition driven by soil fauna, plant diversity and soil management in urban gardens, Science of The Total Environment, 658(25) pp. 1614-1629.
Tresch, S., Moretti, M., Le Bayon, C., Mäder, P., Zanetta, A., Frey, D., Stehle, B., Kuhn, A., Munyangabe, A. and Fliessbach, A. 2018. Urban Soil Quality Assessment—A Comprehensive Case Study Dataset of Urban Garden Soils. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 13 November 2018.
For a complete list of publications so far, please click here.