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Allotment Gardens: A Reflection of History, Heritage, Community and Self

Allotment Gardens: A Reflection of History, Heritage, Community and Self by Lesley Acton 2011

Abstract

Allotments are small parcels of rented land, in rural and urban locations, used for growing fruits and vegetables for personal consumption.

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Farmers Markets in the Post-Industrial City

Farmers Markets in the Post-Industrial City by Kathleen Bubinas

City & Society Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 154–172, December 2011

Special Issue: Sustainability in the City: Ethnographic Approaches

[Keywords: Farmers market, informal economy, post-industrial city, consumer behaviour, middle class]

Abstract

A new politics of consumption is evident in the economic behavior of educated, middle-class baby-boomer women no longer willing to accept a food culture prescribed for them by the global food establishment.

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The American Omnivore’s Dilemma: Who Constructs “Organic” Food?

The American Omnivore’s Dilemma: Who Constructs “Organic” Food? by Janet Chrzana

Published in: Food and Foodways, Volume 18, Issue 1 & 2 January 2010 , pages 81 – 95

Abstract

In the process of starting a farmers market I have been confronted with many differing ideas about organic and sustainable food, from sources as varied as farmers and regulatory agencies to consumers and market volunteers.

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The landscape and culture of allotments: a study in Hornchurch, Essex

The landscape and culture of allotments: a study in Hornchurch, Essex

By Emma Bonny School of Geography University of Nottingham 2010

With thanks to http://www.rushgreenallotments.co.uk/gallery.html

With thanks to http://www.rushgreenallotments.co.uk/gallery.html

Abstract

Allotments gardens are deeply embedded within our national landscape, and are firmly rooted in British cultural heritage.

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