Writing the landscape of everyday life: lay narratives of the home garden

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Writing the landscape of everyday life: lay narratives of the home garden

by Andrew Church, Mark Bhatti and Paul Stenner, University of Brighton

Britain is often portrayed as ‘a nation of gardeners’; indeed recent surveys indicate that in the summer months two-thirds of adults are regular gardeners, with women being more intensely involved than men. In rural and urban areas gardens attached to dwellings are a significant, ‘everyday’ element in a range of landscapes, spaces and terrains. When gardening people can shape and co-create their everyday landscape through literally ‘mixing with the earth’.  Download or read full text here: Church Bhatti Stenner or for external link, click here: http://www.landscape.ac.uk/landscape/research/smallergrants/writingthelandscape.aspx

 

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