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For a statistics exam I have to choose a dataset, and would like to choose data about the environmental impact of agriculture, or urban agriculture, but can't get more concrete than that... damn, sometimes I forget how the hardest thing is asking the right questions!

Does anyone have a specific curiosity I can satisfy and use for my assignment? =D

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@arteteco I'd be curious to know whether urban agriculture (personal gardens, community gardens, public gardens and parks) has a calming impact on communities (ie., lower crime, less vandalism, etc).

@Downes thanks! I thought about that, also using suicide rates, problem is that it would be quite difficult to establish a direct connection between the data... unless I manage to rule out other factors somehow, but looks extremely complex

@Downes (especially since I'm not a psychologist and would find myself out of my depths here!)

@Downes and I thank you for that, I'm giving it a hard thought right now =)

@arteteco I think you could use it as a starting point and look at the literature - there are probably previous studies on this sort of thing - this might help you narrow down to something more focused, or perhaps suggest a specific study you might try to replicate as a way of getting your feet wet

@Downes diving into it right now! I'll let you know if the ship sails

@arteteco I feel like there's a dataset from New York State related to the locations of farmers markets that I stumbled upon last year while looking for datasets for a databases course I teach.

If that's something that might work, I'll see if I can dig it up.

Hi, what is the dataset about, I mean, what data does it put in relation? I don't think I'd use a NY dataset, me being from Italy, but I could try and get the same data for my area, if it's interesting.

Thanks for your help!