What is the project about?
This investigation will explore practices and perceptions of connections, barriers, and impacts that the Greater Adelaide (metropolitan) community holds or anticipates regarding growing food at home, and considerations of community resilience and climate change. The aims of this research are to generate new knowledge on the potential of household-level urban agriculture in building community resilience in the context of a changing climate, within a Greater Adelaide (Australia) context, that can be used by individuals, communities, and policymakers, to make better informed decisions.
Who is undertaking the project?
This research will form the basis for the degree of PhD in Sciences of Ms Hannah Thwaites at the University of Adelaide under the supervision of Professor Timothy Cavagnaro and Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray.
Why am I being invited to participate?
You are being invited as you are a resident of South Australia, specifically within the ABS-defined Greater Adelaide region*, are at least 18 years of age and proficient in the English language.
*The ‘Greater Adelaide region’ encompasses 17 Local Government Areas (council areas): City of Adelaide, City of Burnside, Campbelltown City Council, City of Charles Sturt, City of Holdfast Bay, City of Marion, City of Mitcham, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters, City of Onkaparinga, City of Playford, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Prospect, City of Salisbury, City of Tea Tree Gully, City of Unley, City of Walkerville, City of West Torrens
What am I being invited to do?
You are being invited to participate in the following online survey by completing multiple choice, free response and rating questions. Your responses are completely anonymous.
How much time will my involvement in the project take?
This survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes of your time.
What are the potential benefits of the research project?
The new knowledge generated on the potential of household-level urban agriculture in building community resilience in the context of a changing climate, can be used by individuals, communities, and policymakers, to make better informed decisions, which may consist of the harnessing of urban agriculture at the governance and/or grassroots level as a mechanism to be applied against the current and projected challenges of climate change.
Are there any associated risks?
There are no major foreseeable risks associated with participating in this project aside from the time needed and discomfort from working on a computer or other device to complete the survey, and the possibility that the topic of climate change may cause distress.
Can I withdraw from the project?
Participation in this project is completely voluntary. If you agree to participate you can withdraw any time up until the submission of your survey.