UofL grad students, Shelly Biesel and Christopher Sims, publish "Garden With Neighbors: Louisville's Potential to Promote Food Security Through Community"
Shelly Biesel and Christopher Sims are both Masters students in the graduate program for the department of anthropology. They wrote an article on urban community gardening in Louisville that is in the latest issue of "Sustain: A Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Issues".
Their research project began as part of their final papers for an anthropology graduate course they took, Community Food Security, taught by Dr. Lisa Markowitz. They continued their field work, visiting community gardens in Louisville's low-income areas, and conducting interviews, and gathering mapping and census data after their course was over. This allowed Biesel and Sims to see growth - literally and figuratively - in the state of the community gardens they studied. Their paper, "Garden With Neighbors: Louisville's Potential to Promote Food Security Through Community" is available for free viewing and download as a PDF from the Sustain webpage here: http://louisville.edu/kiesd/sustain-magazine/SUSTAIN-27.pdf/view