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Kimberly R. Hilgers, Cynthia Haynes, and Joanne Olson

achievement promoted by proper nutrition ( Briggs et al., 2003 ). School gardens can improve nutritional knowledge and preferences for vegetables and fruit (respectively) in elementary students ( Grahm et al., 2005 , Koch et al., 2005 ). In California, a

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Mary Rogers, Illana Livstrom, Brandon Roiger, and Amy Smith

attitudes toward and preferences for these foods ( Heim et al., 2009 ). In urban areas, this can be achieved through schoolyard and community gardens. There is growing interest in the benefits of urban agriculture for youth education as evidenced by the

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A-Young Lee, Seon-Ok Kim, and Sin-Ae Park

annually in South Korea ( Huh et al., 2016 ). In 2010, there were 150,000 domestic urban agriculture participants and 104 ha (257.0 acres) of urban gardens. By 2014, these figures had increased to 1.08 million and 668 ha (1650.7 acres), respectively. These

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Amy McFarland, Tina M. Waliczek, Coleman Etheredge, and Aime J. Sommerfeld Lillard

( Relf and Dorn, 1995 ). Gardening is the second most common leisure activity of adults older than 65 years ( Yusuf et al., 1996 ), and they may choose to garden for many reasons, including physical health and exercise, mental health, recreation

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Dewayne L. Ingram, Timothy A. Woods, Wuyang Hu, and Susmitha S. Nambuthiri

preference for attributes of container gardens revealed that the relative importance decreased from price (71%) to amount of care information (23%) to color harmony (6%) ( Mason et al., 2008 ). The participants’ preferred price point was $24.99 and desired

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Diane M. Narem, Mary Hockenberry Meyer, Chengyan Yue, and Nicole Roth

Shropshire, 2009 ). All these characteristics make native plants desirable for ecologically conscious gardeners and landscape designers. Native grasses provide many of these environmental benefits. They are low-maintenance plants that need little fertilizer

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Kathleen M. Kelley, James C. Sellmer, and Rebecca H. Robert

Public gardens and arboreta rely on members to provide a stable source of funding and, in some cases, to volunteer their time and assist with facilitating functions and events ( San Francisco Botanical Garden, 2010 ). As evident in several published

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Jonathan Phillips, E. Jay Holcomb, and Kathleen Kelley

in a company that had been in business for 25 years or more (19.4%; Table 4 ). Discussion Price accounted for the greatest role in the consumer preference for planters tested in this study. For the container gardens, the least expensive price point

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Increases Vegetable Consumption in Children Langellotto and Gupta (p. 430) performed a meta-analysis of published studies, and found that garden-based nutrition education programs significantly increased children's preference for vegetables and consumption

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following treatments with lower fruit yields. U.S. Consumer Preferences/consumption of Spicy Peppers A web-based survey of 1104 U.S. consumers was conducted by Lillywhite et al. (p. 868) to explore preferences toward seven common spicy pepper types