Association, Sociability, and Civic Culture: The Democratic Effect of Community Gardening

@article{Glover2005AssociationSA,
  title={Association, Sociability, and Civic Culture: The Democratic Effect of Community Gardening},
  author={Troy D. Glover and Kimberly J. Shinew and Diana C. Parry},
  journal={Leisure Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={27},
  pages={75 - 92}
}
The purpose of this study was to compare the democratic values of community garden leaders and non-leaders with the intent to understand the democratic effects of participation in community gardening. The results support Putnam's (2000) assertion that the intensity of membership in voluntary associations is important to the development of democratic citizens. Moreover, the findings reveal the salience of context, namely a leisure-oriented context, in imbuing democratic values. Time spent in a… 

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