Gardens bring people together.
Community gardening improves people's health, and our new study has found it does wonders for disadvantaged groups living in social housing.
Garden roofs (like these in Chengdu, in China’s Sichuan province) need maintenance and community involvement.
Dense, high buildings limit the space available for urban greenery. But imaginative projects that involve the community can ensure nature and the city go hand in hand.
A man fishing from a dock in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
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At society's margins, people without access to the mainstream job economy are able to carve out lives rich in other resources and community.
Time spent weeding, potting and pruning can be as good for the gardener as it is for the garden.
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A growing body of research literature suggests time spent gardening is as good for the gardener as it is for the garden.
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Essential reading for green-fingered urbanites and guerrilla gardeners.
Gardening can tackle stress, low self-esteem and depression.
Food to table, Chicago style.
Urban and regional planners need to play a bigger role in bringing healthy food to cities and towns. One research project aims to change that.
Community gardens in the UK may help address the growing food shortage, new research shows. The study examined soil samples…
Community gardens are becoming a viable urban source of food.
Food safety, availability and affordability are now global issues. Rapid urbanisation has increased demand for food in cities, where most people now live. Growing demand for food has been met by growth…