175 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St.
“Growing Your Own: The Socioeconomic Value of Community Food Production”
Public lecture presented by Vincent M. Smith, Ph.D. Candidate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Home gardening, community gardening, school gardening, and other community-based food production initiatives abound in and around Madison. However, the value of these community food production systems for practitioners and for the community as a whole is not yet well understood. What are the motivations and barriers to participation? How much do these gardens produce in terms of pounds, calories, and dollars? Is the food what is of most worth? Community food production will be explored in the Madison area with a specific interest in its current socioeconomic value and its future potential.