Campus community gardens and student health: A case study of a campus garden and student well-being
Journal of American College Health
Objective The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between working at a campus community garden and student volunteers’ wellbeing. Participants: 76 undergraduate students at a large urban university in the San Francisco Bay area. Methods: A Web-based survey was conducted. Using an email mailing list of current and former garden volunteers, the study questionnaire was sent to survey participants multiple times to promote higher response rate. Results: Bootstrap regression revealed that both connectedness to nature and general health were significant predictors of a general well-being variable. Conclusions: University leaders might consider that campus natural spaces contribute to student success and may be among the few opportunities that urban college students have to engage with nature.
Anxiety, college student health, connection to nature, depression, stress, student garden
Public Health and Recreation
Joshua Baur. "Campus community gardens and student health: A case study of a campus garden and student well-being" Journal of American College Health (2022): 377-384. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2020.1751174