Gardening as means of small-scale food production is an activity that has seen a resurgence in recent times. We can trace back the historical roots to Eleanor Roosevelt’s urging the American public grow produce in victory gardens. Today, municipalities and organizations are advocating the use and preservation of lands to ensure the continuance of this practice. The benefits have been studied across disciplines. Studies have correlated sociological, health, economic gains on the community level.

We are scientists, public health professionals and gardeners committed to enabling access to healthy foods grown in conditions that minimize health risks.The Science Gardener Collaborative’s foremost goal is to bridge the scientific body of knowledge to this practice–to provide necessary guidance for safer growing.