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Paul Milbourne

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nature: Three Volume Set

Chapter 47: Urban Community Gardening: Producing New Spaces of Social Nature in the City

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Urban Community Gardening: Producing New Spaces of Social Nature in the City
Urban Community Gardening: Producing New Spaces of Social Nature in the City
Paul Milbourne
Introduction

The city is a granite garden, composed of many smaller gardens, set in a garden world. Parts of the granite garden are cultivated intensively, but the greater part is unrecognized and neglected…Nature in the city must be cultivated, rather than ignored and subdued. (Whiston Spirn, 1984, pp. 4–5)

Moving beyond individual forms of gardening within the domestic sphere, community gardening projects seek to use horticulture, often in neglected and mundane spaces in the city, to bring about broader forms of environmental, political, social and cultural transformation. Recent years have witnessed a surge of academic interest in community gardening in cities across ...

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