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Senior Study Title: American Urban Agriculture


Dr. Susan Ambler, associate professor of sociology, and Chelsea Barker.

Her research and findings will be presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting in Atlanta.

A Report of a Senior Study
By Chelsea Claire Barker
Majors: Sociology and Environmental Studies
Maryville College
Spring, 2010

In her 22 years, Chelsea Barker ’10 has done more than her share of planting vegetables, herbs and flowers, but what she’s most excited about now are opportunities to plant ideas that can revolutionize the American food system.

“[Urban agriculture] is a concept that has the potential to change our diets, our environments, our health, our destitute inner-city communities and our nation’s future,” she wrote in the introduction to her Senior Study, “American Urban Agriculture.”

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February 9, 2011   Comments Off on Senior Study Title: American Urban Agriculture