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Sin-Ae Park, Ho-Sang Lee, Kwan-Suk Lee, Ki-Cheol Son, and Candice A. Shoemaker

activity ( Biddle et al., 1998 ; Bundred et al., 2001 ; Department of Health, 2004 ; London and Gurantz, 2013 ; McCue et al., 2013 ; Siwik et al., 2013 ; Stamatakis et al., 2005 ; Strong et al., 2005 ). Gardening provides a hands-on experience in the

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Jennifer H. Dennis and Bridget K. Behe

Consumer participation in gardening and purchases of garden-related products are often described demographically. Researchers correlate income, age, gender, and home value with the likelihood of consumer participation and or purchases

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Sin-Ae Park, A-Young Lee, Kwan-Suk Lee, and Ki-Cheol Son

diseases, increased fitness level, and improved independent living ability ( American College of Sports Medicine, 1993 , 1998 , 2004 ; DiPietro, 2001 ; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1996 ). Gardening is a popular leisure-time activity

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Sin-Ae Park, A-Young Lee, Ki-Cheol Son, Wang-Lok Lee, and Dae-Sik Kim

, cognitive, and social aspects of life ( DiPietro, 2001 ; Weir, 2010 ). Despite the importance of regular physical activity, however, most elderly individuals spend 80% of their daily time in sedentary activities ( de Rezende et al., 2014 ). Gardening is a

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Sin-Ae Park, Kwan-Suk Lee, and Ki-Cheol Son

activities by Ainsworth et al. (2011) , however, does not include a number of common gardening tasks and is limited to adults 65 years of age or younger. Park et al. (2008b) determined that nine gardening tasks were low- to moderate-intensity physical

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Lucy K. Bradley, Ellen M. Bauske, Thomas A. Bewick, John R. Clark, Richard. E. Durham, Gail Langellotto, Mary H. Meyer, Margaret Pooler, and Sheri Dorn

interior and exterior cultivation of ornamental and food plants in residential, commercial, and public spaces, as well as in community and school gardens. Consumer horticulture embraces a broad range of activities of interest to the gardening public

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Jemma L. Hawkins, Kathryn J. Thirlaway, Karianne Backx, and Deborah A. Clayton

There is a growing body of evidence that highlights the potential benefits of horticulture in later life ( Collins and O'Callaghan, 2008 ), and as a favored leisure pursuit of older adults in the United Kingdom ( Dunnett and Qasim, 2000 ), gardening

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Ellen M. Bauske, Gary R. Bachman, Tom Bewick, Lucy Bradley, David Close, Rick Durham, and Mary Hockenberry Meyer

Consumer horticulture embraces a broad range of activities of interest to the gardening public ( Bauske et al., 2014 ). It encompasses interior and exterior ornamental gardening, food gardening, and community gardening. These activities affect the

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Gail A. Langellotto and Abha Gupta

“garden.” Children in a “control” group were not exposed to any type of formal nutrition education program. Children in a “nutrition education” group participated in a nutrition education program that did not include a gardening component. Children in a

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Seong-Sil Kim, Sin-Ae Park, and Ki-Cheol Son

participation in school gardening activities improved attitudes toward school, especially in female students and interpersonal relationships in seventh grade students among all grades. School-age children are at a critical stage in the development of sociality