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

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.

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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

Abstract

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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