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Gardening as a mental health intervention: a review

Gardening as a mental health intervention: a review

The number of gardening-based mental health interventions is increasing, yet when the literature was last reviewed in 2003, limited evidence of their effectiveness was identified. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the current evidence-ba…

Specificities of French community gardens as environmental stewardships

Specificities of French community gardens as environmental stewardships

Community-based efforts are essential to address urban social–ecological challenges. Here, we focus on French community gardens. Through participant observation and semistructured interviews, this study seeks to provide empirical evidence on: (…

Urban Gardeners’ Motivations in a Metropolitan City: The Case of Milan

Urban Gardeners’ Motivations in a Metropolitan City: The Case of Milan

Urban gardening (UG) as a component of urban agriculture (UA) has reached popularity during the last decades. This growing interest depends on several factors including the different functions that have been attributed to UG over the years, ope…

Urban migrant women’s everyday food insecurity coping strategies foster alternative urban imaginaries of a more democratic food system: Urban Geography: Vol 0, No 0

Urban migrant women’s everyday food insecurity coping strategies foster alternative urban imaginaries of a more democratic food system: Urban Geography: Vol 0, No 0

Urban migrant women worldwide utilize a creative combination of food insecurity coping strategies to procure food for themselves and their families. Using in-depth interviews with 72 migrant women in Medellín, Colombia, and Washington, DC, this…

Cultivating citizenship, equity, and social inclusion? Putting civic agriculture into practice through urban farming

Cultivating citizenship, equity, and social inclusion? Putting civic agriculture into practice through urban farming

« Civic agriculture is an approach to agriculture and food production that—in contrast with the industrial food system—is embedded in local environmental, social, and economic contexts. Alongside proliferation of the alternative food projects th…