Santa Clara University

"Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze household food security in disadvantaged San

Leslie Gray, Ph.D. & Iris Stewart-Frey, Ph.D.

  Environmental Studies Institute
"Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze household food security in disadvantaged San Jose neighborhoods"
The purpose of this project is to examine both the access to food and the increase in food security through backyard gardening in a low-income neighborhood. In collaboration with the Americorps volunteer program of the Health Trust and La Mesa Verde, an NGO, the study will involve the use of GPS-based collection of data and of GIS for database building, mapping and analysis.