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Cultivating Civic Ecology

A Photovoice Study with Urban Gardeners in Lisbon, Portugal

Krista Harper and Ana Isabel Afonso

Introduction: Urban Gardens as ‘Communities of Practice’ in Building Civic Ecology Urban gardens are a form of self-provisioning, leisure and activist practice that is cropping up in cities around the world ( Mougeot 2010 ). There are several key

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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

are left at the gate” ( Corcoran and Kettle 2015: 1223 ). Esther Veen and colleagues (2015) divide urban gardens into place-based and interest-based gardens. Place-based gardens are those in which gardeners primarily engage with the aim to embark on

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Andrew Lattas, Anni Kajanus and Naomi Haynes

decline, the book explores rising forms of wealth alongside new ways of criminalizing the poor, racial-ethnic segregation, changing labor relations, sexuality, nationalism, and urban gardens. Special attention is paid to the informal economy through which

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The Politics of Greening the City

The Case of the Bostan of Kuzguncuk, Istanbul

Alice Genoud

agricultural spaces, are under pressure. This was not always the case. Istanbul was what can be called a “green city” at the end of the nineteenth century. At this time, more than 1,200 urban gardens were cultivated, which represented around 1,200 hectares and

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

Sustainable Food Systems 38 ( 10 ): 1127 – 1155 . doi:10.1080/21683565.2014.951459 . Llobera , Pablo . 2014 . “Horticultura Urbana: La Red de Huertos Urbanos comunitarios de Madrid” [Urban horticulture: The Network of Community Urban Gardens in Madrid

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Carl A. Maida and Sam Beck

use ethnographic and Photovoice techniques to document how urban gardeners in Lisbon, Portugal cultivate the spirit of civic ecology while growing food in interstitial urban spaces. Sandy Smith-Nonini discusses lessons learned from a social enterprise

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The Incredible Edible Movement

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

Giulia Giacchè and Lya Porto

Food Security Plan and each borough has its own dynamics of partnership, including the association of cooperatives working with urban gardens, collective kitchens 9 and local markets, NGOs working on environmental and food education, food banks, and

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

wars (including the pre-, inter- and postwar periods) and the Great Depression (1911–1950); (3) the postwar decline (1951–1972); and (4) revival of urban gardens (1973–present). Such generalization, of course, overlooks some differences that can be

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Introduction

Civil Society and Urban Agriculture in Europe

Mary P. Corcoran and Joëlle Salomon Cavin

analyzes the social tensions present around urban gardens in cities that are subject to urban pressure and where each plot of land can be a potential constructed area. Her case study shows the problems with integrating the interests of different class

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Inventing Eco-Cycle

A Social Enterprise Approach to Sustainability Education

Sandy Smith-Nonini

landfills disproportionately affecting poor and black neighbourhoods ( Adamson et al. 2002 ). The Green Job movement was spurred by new interest in urban gardens and by Van Jones’ book The Green Collar Economy (2008) , published just as the mortgage