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Cover for Changes coming to your garden.

This chapter steps back to see the larger picture of the connection between gardens and what is happening in the communities and environments. It looks at how change in the form of familiar variation is different from change in the form of trends, and then outlines the four major trends affecting...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Smith, S. E.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Responding to change as a food gardening strategy.

As discussed in chapter 2, food gardening always involves working with change and uncertainty, but how to respond to that change may depend on whether it is in the form of familiar variation or long-term trends. This chapter begins with an overview and some basic concepts about responding to...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Smith, S. E.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Garden placement.

This chapter outlines how to manage physical, historical, and social factors when choosing a new garden site, or working with an existing one. This is especially important in situations that are problematic in terms of sunlight, contamination, or tenure, or where large investments, for example in...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Smith, S. E.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for How plants live and grow.

Air, water, soil and light are the basic resources essential for plants in food gardens. But how do plants use each of these to live and grow to produce the benefits we want, either through their harvest, their appearance, aroma, or other characteristics? This chapter explore answers to this...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Smith, S. E.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Starting and caring for garden plants.

Most annual garden crops, and some perennials, can be grown from seed. Vegetative propagation is the other way to start garden crops, especially longer-lived species such as fruit trees, but may also be useful for some annual plants. This chapter focuses on starting garden plants from seeds both...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Hunger for justice: building sustainable and equitable communities in Massachusetts.

This chapter documents the attempts of the food justice movement in the lower Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts (USA) to challenge inequities in the agri-food system, while addressing broader socio-economic and racial disparities in the region. It documents how marginalized communities and their...

Author(s)
LeDoux, T. F.; Conz, B. W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A political ecology of community gardens in Australia: from local issues to global lessons.

This chapter presents the findings of a study on community gardens in the cities of Brisbane and Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) using an urban political ecology approach. The study examines (1) the characteristics of community gardens in the study area; (2) the motivations underpinning garden...

Author(s)
Byrne, J. A.; Pickering, C. M.; Guitart, D. A.; Sims-Castley, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Relying on urban gardens for survival within the building of a modern city in Colombia.

This chapter investigates how displaced women in Medellín, Colombia, utilize urban gardens as a survival strategy in the face of food insecurity and tenuous support from local government. The gardens in Medellín are permitted under the guise of supporting displaced families, but also for preserving ...

Author(s)
Hammelman, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Community gardens as urban social-ecological refuges in the Global North.

This chapter uses the lens of social-ecological resilience to understand community gardens in three very different locations, and how they may represent the rapidly growing community garden movement in different urban contexts in the Global North. The first case focuses on the burgeoning community...

Author(s)
Chan, J.; DuBois, B. B.; Nemec, K. T.; Francis, C. A.; Hoagland, K. D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A survey of urban community gardeners in the USA.

This chapter first defines community gardens and considers whether they only exist in the more affluent areas of the world, i.e. the Global North. Next, it reviews community garden case studies to see whether any specific benefits have been quantified. A survey of urban gardeners (n=177) located in ...

Author(s)
Parece, T. E.; Campbell, J. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647326)
Type
Book chapter

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