Community gardens

Sustainability, health and inclusion in the city

Bethaney Turner, Joanna Henryks, David Pearson

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    Abstract

    Food-producing community gardens have taken various forms over the past two centuries and have fulfilled a variety of roles. As we grapple with issues of food security, the use of biotechnology and artificial chemicals in agriculture, rising food prices and the environmental costs of growing and distributing food, the different functions of community gardens are coming under increasing attention. This issue of Local Environment is based on papers first delivered at a National Community Garden Conference in Canberra, Australia. The range of papers explores the key themes that emerged from the conference and deepens our knowledge of community gardens in both theory and practice. In particular, conference participants addressed various aspects of community gardening that centred on issues of sustainability, health and inclusion for urban dwellers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)489-492
    Number of pages4
    JournalLocal Environment
    Volume16
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011

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    Turner, Bethaney ; Henryks, Joanna ; Pearson, David. / Community gardens : Sustainability, health and inclusion in the city. In: Local Environment. 2011 ; Vol. 16, No. 6. pp. 489-492.
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