Publications, Reports & Resources

This page presents all my research publications, Edible Gardens project reports and resources for anyone to view, download and use. All the research publications have been purposefully published open-access so they are not restricted to only scientists.

Feel free to use – please cite accordingly.

Published Scientific Articles

“Beyond productivity: Considering the health, social value and happiness of home and community food gardens” Pollard, G; Roetman, P; Ward, J; Chiera, B & Mantzioris, E. Urban Science 2018, 2 (4), 97. Link:

Graphical Abstract:
Graphical Abstract

“Water use efficiency in urban food gardens: Insights from a systematic review and case study” Pollard, G; Ward, J & Roetman, P. Horticulturae 2018, 4 (3), 27. Link:

Graphical Abstract:
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“Typically diverse: The nature of urban agriculture in South Australia”
Pollard, G; Ward, J & Roetman, P. Sustainability 2018, 10. 10.3390/su10040945.
Link: post.

“The case for citizen science in urban agriculture research”
Pollard, G.; Roetman, P. & Ward, J. Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society 2017, 5, 9-20. Link:

“Aquaponics in urban agriculture: Social acceptance and urban food planning”
Pollard, G.; Ward, J.D.; Koth, B. Horticulturae 2017, 3, 39.
Link:, blog post.


Sold Out Research Event | The Secrets of Your Veggie Patch: What does Science Say?, Adelaide, Australia 2019: Link to event page:

Screenshot of - Secrets of Your Veggie Patch - What does Science Say - first slide

Click for a copy of the slides: The Secrets of Your Veggie Patch – What does Science Say – PDF.

Conference | Urban Agriculture Forum, Melbourne, Australia, 2018:; Talk titled, “Measuring Urban Agriculture: Results from the “Edible Gardens” Project”

Conference | Citizen science conference CitSciOZ18, Adelaide, Australia 2018: ;
Talk titled, “Citizen Science in Urban Agriculture Research: Results from the “Edible Gardens” Project”. Blog post.

Edible Gardens Project at CitSciOz18 Adelaide Conference from Georgia Pollard on Vimeo.

Research Event | Urban Food Production Forum, Adelaide, Australia 2017: ; Talk titled, “Why do people choose to grow their own food?”


  1. A Water Use Efficiency Manual for Urban Food Gardeners (PDF)
  2. An Overview of the Edible Gardens Project Structure (PDF)
  3. An example of one of the Edible Gardens gardener’s Final Report (PDF)

Our 3 WUE Equations

Overview of the Edible Gardens Project Structure - image

Example of EG Final Report - Garden 16. - image #2