Clark, H. and L. Manzo. 1988. Community gardens: Factors that influence participation.  Proc. 19th Annu. Conf. Environ. Design Res. Assn., Pomona, Calif. 19:57-61
The author investigates factors which may influence participation in community gardens. Two case studies were conducted using New York City communities, 17 gardening and 14 non-gardening residents. The differences between the two groups were based on previous experience, community roots, neighborhood interaction, and values places on nature. Involvement to fulfill personal versus communal goals is discussed.