Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Fostering Community Awareness of Urban Agriculture in Savannah: The Cases of Savannah Urban Garden Alliance and Forsyth Farmer's Market
by McIntosh, Olivia, M.S.U.S.P., Savannah State University, 2013, 61; 1537008
Abstract (Summary)

Urban Agriculture (UA) is addressing problems associated with the degradation of human and environmental health. Organizations whose missions include offering programs and services which support local UA activities are essential for fostering community awareness and garnering participation. This study attempts to discover how the Savannah Urban Garden Alliance and the Forsyth Farmers Market are fostering awareness of UA in Savannah. Secondly, to identify obstacles which hinder these organizations from effectively carrying out their missions. Lastly to provide a tool box for planning purposes which will encourage the necessary involvement of municipal and institutional leadership.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Rukmana, Deden
Commitee: Hutton, Dennis, Kalantari, Behrooz
School: Savannah State University
Department: Urban Studies and Planning Program
School Location: United States -- Georgia
Source: MAI 51/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Urban Forestry, Agriculture, Urban planning
Keywords: Community garden, Farmers market, Food system, Urban agriculture, Urban farm, Zoning
Publication Number: 1537008
ISBN: 9781303064661