Social Sciences Department
BA in Sociology
This project will focus on the relationship of school garden initiative in connection with the socioeconomic status of the community. We will be examining five schools: Pacheco Elementary School (in San Luis Obispo) as our model school, two lower socioeconomic schools, and two upper socioeconomic schools. Since Pacheco has families with both low and high socioeconomic statuses, we will use it as our base. We will compare and contrast the four schools to Pacheco. We hope to explore implications of socioeconomic factors on the success of school garden projects. Our main research questions are: does socioeconomic status have an effect on the success of a garden project and how do these projects contribute to the community.