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*** Please note: The Garden Ecology Project team has wrapped up its research in New York City, so this website is no longer being maintained.  We have left the website up so that gardeners and researchers can make use of the resources produced during the course of our research. ***

The Garden Ecology Project aims to be part of a larger conversation about just and sustainable urban food systems.  On this page you can download a detailed description of the goals, research questions, and methods of the Garden Ecology Project (updated January 2015).

The overview is organized by the four component projects of the larger Garden Ecology Project effort:

  • NYC garden characteristics
  • Cover crops for enhancing soil quality, nitrogen fixation, and weed suppression in urban gardens
  • Participatory Action Research (PAR) in community gardening education
  • Ecological insect management in urban gardens
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