‘Buy logs, never, not in a hundred years, we’d never buy logs.’ Women and the rural economy, Oxfordshire c. 1945-1970

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Picture from Benson and Ewelm Walks. http://www.wallingford.co.uk/files/benson-ewelme_walks.pdf

This paper, by Angela Davis (2008) investigates how women in postwar Oxfordshire contributed to the family income through their labour both inside and outside the home, with traditional means such as growing vegetables:

Everybody had big allotments as well as their gardens.

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Urban Agriculture: Small, Medium, Large

Urban_agriculture: Small, Medium, Large. Architectural Design 75 (3): 52-59.

Gil Doron 2005

Could urban agriculture be the next design revolution?

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Contested Ecologies: Environmental Activism and Urban Space in Immigrant Paris

Contested Ecologies: Environmental Activism and Urban Space in Immigrant Paris by Andrew Newman

CITY  & SOCIETY

Special Issue: Sustainability in the City: Ethnographic Approaches.  more...

Poster from a 1930s campaign copy

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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