Research that shows how direct encounters with nature and with gardening contribute to childrens’ healthy development. Research that shows, with clear data, how community greening contributes to lower crime rates, stronger community relationships, improved food security, and more economicallysound neighborhoods. These are only a few of the positive effects community greening has been demonstrated to produce. With this issue of the Community Greening Review, we’ve brought together some of the most accomplished researchers in the field to share their newest thoughts and insights. With this we hope that we can provide our readers with access to important resources that will help them make the case to their local leaders, funders or legislators about why community greening matters.