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People, Land & Sustainability Monograph

  • Subject: [cg] People, Land & Sustainability Monograph
  • From: "Anna Wasescha" <ariel@tc.umn.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 14:05:43 -0600

Colleagues, last year several ACGA board members travelled to the University of Nottingham in the UK for an international conference called People, Land and Sustainability.  There we not only gave presentations about the situation here in the US but we also heard from colleagues from places as far flung as Japan, South Africa, Poland and Cuba.  Everyone at the conference agreed that the convening of so many community gardeners from around the world needed to be organized into a report so that the spirit and content of the conference could be shared.   The proceeds of that conference are now available.  What follows is information about how to order a copy of the monograph:

People, Land & Sustainability - a global view of community gardening
"What distinguishes a community garden from a private garden is the fact that it is in some sense a public garden in terms of ownership, access and degree of democratic control. Community gardens exist in many nations and in both urban and rural areas. They vary in what they offer according to local needs. Some provide open space and greenery. Sometimes they provide cheap vegetables for a local community. With the spread of cities and consequent land scarcity the demand for communal gardens seems to be increasing. Community gardens are now recognised to be an international phenomenon and urban gardening is widely seen to be a way of improving local food supplies as well as leisure and
recreational activity" - John Ferris
The report based on the conference held in Nottingham in September 2000 is now available. Entitled 'People, Land & Sustainability - a global view of community gardening' it deals with many different aspects of the subject with sections devoted to 'Gardening for the Community'; 'Community Gardening and Health'; 'Children and Gardens'; 'Food Security' and 'Reclaiming the Land'. There are over 50 separate articles written in a style that is both easy to read and informative and illustrated throughout with colour photographs. There is also a comprehensive section detailing further reading and resources available to those interested in community gardens.
ISBN 0-9540408-05
Ordering Information
UK & Europe - price GBP 12.00 (12) including postage from: Sheila Jones, c/o Humanities Research Centre, Old Engineering Building, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK, email sheila.jones@nottingham.ac.uk
USA - price USD 20.00 ($20.00) including postage from Anna Wasescha, Farm in the City, 1312 Dayton Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota  55104.  email ariel@umn.edu
Please send money with orders. Cheques to the UK should be made payable to PLS.  Checks made out in USD should be made payable to Farm in the City.
Anna Wasescha
Farm in the City, ACGA Board Member and ACGA list manager
1312 Dayton Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55104
651.646.8733 (work)
651.646.0034 (fax)

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