Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Zienab Ahmed
Dr. Aydin Basarir
The new coronavirus that has rapidly become a worldwide outbreak leads people to Self-quarantine, where work, school, and shopping have become through remote applications. Keeping fit and being healthy is important at any time, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Having a garden or outdoor space provides the opportunity to have a place that can be used to maintain a healthy life and well-being of an individual. The coronavirus lockdown has provided the time ad opportunity to create a garden that has been always wanted by householders. A Garden is a plot of ground where herbs, fruits, flowers, vegetables, and etc. are cultivated. Al-Ain City is called “the garden city of UAE” and home garden culture is common among the residents. The majority of Al Ain home gardens are mainly utilized for aesthetics purposes. The main objective of this study is to analyze the householder’s awareness and willingness to have home gardens that can enhance their lifestyle, demographic characteristics, and etc. A logistic model was used to analyze the factors affecting the respondent’s preferences of having the garden. According to the results, while the factors such as owning the house, size of the backyard, income level, education level, and etc. increase the probability of having the garden, having a full-time job and household size had a negative effect on the probability of having the garden. In conclusion, it is highly recommended for householders to have home gardens that can provide a quality lifestyle, some fresh vegetables and fruits as alternatives to the retail market, and leisure time during the pandemic.
Al Mansouri, Noura Mubarak, "CAN HOME GARDEN BE A SAFE HAVEN IN TIMES OF CRISIS? TO MEASURE HOUSEHOLDERS ATTITUDES, PREFERENCES AND WILLINGNESS TO HAVE HOME GARDEN AT TIME OF PANDEMICS" (2021). Theses. 809.