Social Health and Social Capital

  • Caroline CrawfordEmail author
  • Katherine Alaimo


Community gardening is a form of collective action that involves at least two individuals collaborating to create or cultivate a garden. As such, the attraction of community gardening is broader than food production – community gardens also generate social and other related benefits, such as increased well-being and neighborhood attachment. This section reviews the literature regarding the impacts of community on social health and social capital.


Social Capital Neighborhood Environment Garden Community Informal Social Control Neighborhood Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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