Welcome to this survey and thank you for participating in this research project!

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.
What happens with my information?
Confidentiality: The survey is anonymous. Identifying details of participants will not be recorded.
Storage: Survey data will be stored electronically within a secure shared folder only accessible by the researchers within the University network. Records will be stored for 5 years from date of publication. 
Publishing:The project outcomes will be made publicly accessible by publication in peer-reviewed journals, industry reports, in conference and/or other fora presentations or visualisations, and in a PhD thesis. In addition, reports and/or news articles will be presented to the 17 Greater Adelaide metropolitan councils engaged in the project for their dissemination through their publicly accessible outlets. Further, efforts will be made to disseminate the outcomes via traditional media outlets, and social media accounts of the researchers named in the project. You, and all other participants, will never be referred to by name in any publications or reports, as findings will be presented as summary statistics (e.g. means) and trends.
Future use: Data may be used by the same researchers or shared with other researchers in future research projects that are an extension of, or closely related to, the original project including the generation of a PhD thesis, industry reports, conference and/or other fora presentations or visualisations, journal articles and books.

Your information will only be used as described here and it will only be disclosed according to the consent provided, except as required by law. 

Who do I contact if I have questions about the project?
Prof. Timothy Cavagnaro, Primary Contact Ph: (08) 8313 2770, E: timothy.cavagnaro@adelaide.edu.au

What if I have a complaint or concerns?
The study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Adelaide (approval number H-2022-198). This research project will be conducted according to the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (Updated 2018). If you have questions or problems associated with the practical aspects of your participation in the project, or wish to raise a concern or complaint about the project, then you should consult the Principal Investigator. If you wish to speak with an independent person regarding concerns or a complaint, the University’s policy on research involving human participants, or your rights as a participant, please contact the Human Research Ethics Committee’s Secretariat on:

Ph: +61 8 8313 6028, E: hrec@adelaide.edu.au Post: Level 3, Rundle Mall Plaza, 50 Rundle Mall, ADELAIDE SA 5000

Any complaint or concern will be treated in confidence and fully investigated. You will be informed of the outcome.

If I want to participate, what do I do?
Please click ‘NEXT’ below to give your consent and proceed to the survey.
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