Graduate Project

City of Rialto Community Garden Assessment

The purpose of this study is an assessment of the community garden in the City of Rialto. There is one existing city-operated community garden in Rialto that typically has a waiting list for available plots. Rialto is interested in expanding its community garden program and approved funding for the design and development of additional garden locations. This assessment provides data to help document anticipated and unexpected effects of community garden participation and how the community is participating in the garden program. The presented findings will not only identify obstacles and successes of the community garden, but can be informative in future Rialto community gardens program decisions.