Melanie Malone receives 2022 Tier 3 pilot research grant

pilot research grant

IAS faculty member Melanie Malone, UW Seattle colleagues, and community partners received $200,000 from the UW Tier 3 Public Health Initiative for a research project entitled "Linking practice to policy change in urban community gardens".

The project will help to answer community generated questions about the differences between contamination in community garden produce and grocery store produce. It will also seek to understand what would make gardeners feel safe, and will identify interventions on local and regulatory levels that center community feedback, which could mitigate exposure to contaminants in urban community gardens.