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Asset Assessments and Community Gardens

MELVIN DELGADO and DENISE HUMM-DELGADO

in Asset Assessments and Community Social Work Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199735846
eISBN:
9780199315864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735846.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Community gardens, and more specifically those involving food security, have engendered community asset assessments with this sphere as a focus. Community gardens, as a result, can respond to a range ... More


“It’s a Little Piece of My Country”

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

in Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277762
eISBN:
9780520959217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277762.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Gardens are natural sites to congregate and converse and relax with others. In the urban community gardens of Los Angeles, some of the poorest, most marginalized newcomer immigrants gather to grow ... More


Limits to growth? Why gardening has limited success growing inclusive communities

Hannah Pitt

in Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526126092
eISBN:
9781526144706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126092.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Community has been presented as central to urban gardens’ practices and outcomes. This chapter considers what kind of communities result and whether they can tackle inequality, questioning their ... More


The Challenges of Urban Agriculture

David J. Hess

in Localist Movements in a Global Economy: Sustainability, Justice, and Urban Development in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012645
eISBN:
9780262255486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012645.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines literature on agrifood studies, which is generally critical of the reformist aspirations of localism. It explains that agrifood literature provides valuable insights into the ... More


Community Garden Interventions

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on community gardening as an intervention aimed at addressing obesity. Community gardens originally sprang up in the United States as a response to social and economic crises ... More


Growing in the City: From Community Gardening to Urban Agriculture

Lindsay K. Campbell

in City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501707506
eISBN:
9781501714795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707506.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter five traces the network of actors and storylines involved in creating, advocating for (or resisting), and maintaining urban agriculture in New York City. First, it describes a brief history ... More


Paradise, Future

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

in Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277762
eISBN:
9780520959217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277762.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter revisits themes developed in this book and discusses possibilities for rethinking and reinventing new models of garden making in Southern California, and metropolitan regions more ... More


Community gardening for integrated urban renewal in Copenhagen: securing or denying minorities’ right to the city?

Parama Roy

in Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526126092
eISBN:
9781526144706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126092.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter presents a case study from Copenhagen on a community-based, but state-initiated urban gardening effort to examine what such efforts mean for the minorities’ (the homeless and the ethnic ... More


Gardens of Migration

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

in Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277762
eISBN:
9780520959217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277762.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine Southern California gardens through a migration lens. It argues that we cannot understand these gardens without acknowledging that nearly ... More


Paths Leading to Faith in Place

Amanda J. Baugh

in God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291164
eISBN:
9780520965003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291164.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 considers some of the varied paths that led individuals and groups to work with Faith in Place. While the women and men I encountered during my fieldwork generally supported the ... More


Policy Frameworks: Scaling Civic Ecology Practices Up and Out

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

in Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028653
eISBN:
9780262327169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Three general steps move civic ecology practices from small local innovations to broader policy innovations: giving a label to the phenomenon (in our case “civic ecology”); becoming more effective as ... More


Is urban gardening a source of wellbeing and just freedom? A Capability Approach based analysis from the UK and Ireland

Alma Clavin

in Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526126092
eISBN:
9781526144706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126092.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The production of urban space and associated neoliberalisation of urban governance limits opportunities for individual and collective freedoms. Such a socio-spatial approach to uneven urban ... More


Broken Places

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

in Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028653
eISBN:
9780262327169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Broken places, also referred to as red zones, are places that suffer from poverty, crime, war, disaster, and environmental degradation. When they are created by sudden disturbances such as hurricanes ... More


Governance

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

in Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028653
eISBN:
9780262327169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Governance refers to how multiple institutions and organizations influence policy. Governance institutions include not only city, county, state, and national governments, but also businesses, ... More


Beautify

Amanda I. Seligman

in Chicago's Block Clubs: How Neighbors Shape the City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226385716
eISBN:
9780226385990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385990.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

Block clubs were primarily focused on making local improvements. Many block club activities centered on beautification projects. Vacant lots were common sources of concern to block club members ... More


The Tragedy of the Uncommon: Property, Possession, and Belonging in Community Gardens

Piers H. G. Stephens

in The Greening of Everyday Life: Challenging Practices, Imagining Possibilities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198758662
eISBN:
9780191818585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758662.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter applies the author’s previous work on property rights justification to the significance of community gardens. After criticizing the traditional Lockean private property justification, ... More


Constructed Climates: A Primer on Urban Environments

William G. Wilson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226901459
eISBN:
9780226901473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226901473.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

As our world becomes increasingly urbanized, an understanding of the context, mechanisms, and consequences of city and suburban environments becomes more critical. Without a sense of what open spaces ... More


Critical Environmental Education

Robert B. Stevenson, Arjen E. J. Wals, Joe E. Heimlich, and Ellen Field

Alex Russ and Marianne E. Krasny (eds)

in Urban Environmental Education Review

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705823
eISBN:
9781501712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter considers an alternative socially critical perspective on environmental education, the emphasis of which is on the influence of cultural norms and structural features of society on ... More


Introduction

Amy Starecheski

in Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter opens with an autobiographical introduction to the author’s experiences squatting at Casa del Sol in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. The connections between squatting, ... More


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