A team of researchers at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow (Professors Deirdre Shaw, Andrew Cumbers, Robert McMaster and Dr John Crossan) uncovered strong evidence that participation in a community garden can boost health and well-being, promote social inclusion, enhance community relations, and improve learning. This research has contributed to the development of the Glasgow Food Policy Partnership; you can read the research report here.

More research articles can be found below:

Glasgow’s Community Gardens: Sustainable Communities of Care

Contesting Neoliberal Urbanism in Glasgow’s Community Gardens

A community-led study on the viability and feasibility of developing a Community Food Network for Glasgow 

Places of prosumption: Community gardens putting the ‘we’ into neighbourhoods