02/18 2015

Research Survey On Why People Do And Don’t Garden In South Oakland

In order to better understand the food gardening habits and barriers to gardening in South Oakland, research is being conducted as part of a community-based project through the University of Pittsburgh Honors College to understand gardening habits in South Oakland to determine why people do, and don’t garden. If barriers are identified, this project aims to connect residents to gardening resources. We are asking residents to fill out a 5 minute anonymous survey (link below and available on SouthOaklandPgh.org). Thank you for your time and consideration!

In the very near future, in-person surveys (approx 15 min) will be taken of both avid gardeners, at Frazier Farms, home gardens or otherwise, and those who don’t, and why for more in depth analysis.  The surveys should be done by March 10th, but may extend a few weeks if not enough surveys are completed.  The data analysis and report will be done by the end of April. If the results clearly identify a problem that could be addressed, the student will try to coordinate an event or program sometime in May to try and help people in the community who need help to start gardening!

If you know anyone that is interested in participating please use the link below, or have them contact SONG,either call or text  or print out the attached flyers to hand out.


Central Page with Research Project Links


pdf icon GardenFlyer2015.pdf