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"Community gardens give rise to a range of social processes, including social connections, reciprocity, mutual trust, collective decision-making, civic engagement and community building" - Health & Place Journal
“Communities have found that gardens beautify areas, build a sense of community among neighbors, and abate criminal activity in or near vacant lots. These gardens also prevent trash accumulation, illegal dumping, and littering.” - University of Baltimore
"Community gardens have the greatest impact in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods, (and) may be serving as catalysts for economic redevelopment of the community." - New York University School of Law