Food and Green Space in Cities: A Resilience Lens on Gardens and Urban Environmental Movements

Food and Green Space in Cities: A Resilience Lens on Gardens and Urban Environmental Movements

Stephan Barthel, John Parker and Henrik Ernstson

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This article examines the role played by urban gardens during historical collapses in urban food supply lines and identifies the social processes required to protect two critical elements of urban food production during times of crisis—open green spaces and the collective memory of how to grow food.

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Food Security – UK Policy 2012

Food security for the UK in peacetime has only recently been a subject of concern. Until 2008, the Labour Government justified financial support for farming as a means of obtaining environmental objectives.

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Growing-your-own-diversity

Growing-your-own-diversity

Because of the problems of food production during the war, seed research concentrated on improving and developing new polyploids, composts and fertilisers, thus boosting home production and reducing reliance on imported supplies. more...