Trouble in paradise: Disappointments in school and community gardens point to the need for systemic changes in how our society organizes land, labour and resources.
Gardens require huge labour, and outcomes like health, well-being or food security are affected by systemic barriers people face in cities and schools.
When community gardens are socially inclusive, everyone benefits. The knowledge, skills and experimentation of migrant and refugee gardeners makes them more resilient and biodiverse.
Food literacy includes understanding where food comes from and knowing how to plan, select, prepare and eat healthy meals.
Ontario’s proposed Food Literacy Act for Students, a first in Canada, would mean students in grades 1-12 have opportunities to grow food and prepare food and learn about local foods.
Despite help from the government and charities, the number of food-insecure kids is rising.
An estimated 1 in 4 US children have trouble getting enough to eat at least sometimes. We asked four scholars for their insights..
Nurturing enthusiasm for growing food closer to home could benefit people, wildlife and the global food system.
Residents of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood protest in 2017 outside a coffee shop that posted a sign celebrating gentrification.
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Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.
The sight of empty shelves has led some Australians to look for alternative ways to feed themselves and their families. This is what history can teach us.
Gardening gives people the chance to reconnect and relax.
How gardening can make you happier and healthier.
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…