Phil Silva’s Work featured in the New Yorker

DNR PhD student Phil Silva’s work developing metrics for outcomes of community gardening in NYC has been featured in a short article in the New Yorker. This is related to Phil’s PhD work developing monitoring protocols to measure impacts of civic ecology practices and to his long-standing collaboration with the Public Lab for Open Technology and Science.

There are over 700 community gardens in NYC alone—this means from the outreach point of view over 700 small pieces of land where we can teach about the environment and the coupled nature of social and ecological processes. Although there are also formal parks in the City, community gardens are much more accessible and also more readily enable active participation in stewardship, an important means of learning.

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