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The Incredible Edible Movement

People Power, Adaptation, and Challenges in Rennes (France) and Montreal (Canada)

Giulia Giacchè and Lya Porto

initiatives are a hybrid category between community/collective garden and guerrilla gardening, embracing as they do the collective spirit of community gardens, and also the activist and revolutionary aspect of guerrilla gardening. IE as a practice has assumed

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Marian Simon-Rojo, Inés Morales Bernardos, and Jon Sanz Landaluze

. Grassroots groups set up new community gardens in almost every neighborhood ( Morales Bernardos et al. 2016 ). The emergence of new agroecological farmers followed a slower pace. By 2015 in some municipalities the number of new periurban farmers, often

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Cultivating Civic Ecology

A Photovoice Study with Urban Gardeners in Lisbon, Portugal

Krista Harper and Ana Isabel Afonso

enhance the green infrastructure and community well-being of urban and other human-dominated systems’ ( Krasny and Tidball 2012: 268 ). Since the 1990s, we have seen scholarly debate on the societal dynamics of community gardens, starting in geography and

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India travels and transitioning Luxembourg

Appropriate thresholds and scales of change

Katy Fox

This is a new year’s letter written by the founder of the Centre for Ecological Learning Luxembourg (CELL) to the executive board on the occasion of a journey to India. CELL is an independent, volunteer-led grassroots nonprofit organization founded in 2010 and based in Beckerich. CELL’s scope of action is the Greater Region of Luxembourg, hence its mode of operating through decentralized action groups in order to establish and maintain community gardens, food co-ops, and other social-ecological projects in different parts of Luxembourg. CELL also develops and organizes various courses, provides consultancy services for ecological living, participates in relevant civil society campaigns, and does some practical research on low-impact living. The broad objective of CELL is to provide an experimental space for thinking, researching, disseminating, and practicing lifestyles with a low impact on the environment, and learning the skills for creating resilient post-carbon communities. CELL is inspired by the work of the permaculture and Transition Towns social movements in its aims to relocalize culture and economy and, in that creative process, improve resilience to the consequences of peak oil and climate change.

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The Politics of Greening the City

The Case of the Bostan of Kuzguncuk, Istanbul

Alice Genoud

compromise between political authorities and inhabitants of Kuzguncuk. Theorization From the Notion of Urban Agriculture to the Concept of Community Garden Kuzguncuk can be defined as a park with a space assigned to urban agriculture (UA). This chapter

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Charlotte Prové, Denise Kemper, and Salma Loudiyi

community gardens or guerrilla gardens, existing professional farms seeking connections with the urban center, as well as the more innovative forms of UA such as indoor farming (e.g., LED farming, container farming, aquaponics, hydroponics), rooftop farming

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Vegetables and Social Relations in Norway and the Netherlands

A Comparative Analysis of Urban Allotment Gardeners

Esther J. Veen and Sebastian Eiter

representativeness in particular, see Sebastian Eiter and Marte Vik (2015) . References Alaimo , Katherine E. , Elizabeth Packnett , Richard A. Miles , and Daniel J. Kruger . 2008 . “ Fruit and Vegetable Intake among Urban Community Gardeners ”. Journal

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Attila Tóth, Barbora Duží, Jan Vávra, Ján Supuka, Mária Bihuňová, Denisa Halajová, Stanislav Martinát, and Eva Nováková

of squat farms ( Tóth and Feriancová 2014 ), guerrilla gardens, or pop-up gardens located in public open spaces. Some authors interpret gardening as a means of resistance and empowerment, for instance, in the case of US community gardens ( Taylor and

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Introduction

Civil Society and Urban Agriculture in Europe

Mary P. Corcoran and Joëlle Salomon Cavin

municipality be required to cede land for cultivation to civil society groups? UA initiatives are taking place mostly in public spaces, sometimes replacing other uses. Allotments and community gardens are in many cases planned for by city government, but there

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Inventing Eco-Cycle

A Social Enterprise Approach to Sustainability Education

Sandy Smith-Nonini

assist an African American church to build a community garden, and for projects with the N. C. School of Science and Mathematics to build a solar space heater and do research on oil seed crops. Students painted nature murals on our warehouse walls, and a