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City bountiful : a century of community gardening in America

Author: Laura J Lawson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the 1890s, providing places for people to garden has been an inventive strategy to improve American urban conditions. There have been vacant-lot gardens, school gardens, Depression-era relief gardens, victory gardens, and community gardens - each representing a consistent impulse to return to gardening during times of social and economic change. In this critical history of community gardening in America, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lawson, Laura J., 1966-
City bountiful.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004010999
(OCoLC)55138674
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura J Lawson
ISBN: 9780520931558 0520931556 9780520231504 0520231503 9780520243439 0520243439 1597345423 9781597345422
OCLC Number: 58728578
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Illustrations; tables; preface and acknowledgments; introduction: Garden Patches in American Cities; part I: Early Urban Garden Programs, 1890s to1917; part II: National Urban Garden Campaigns, 1917 to1945; part III: Gardening for Community, 1945 to the Present; conclusion: Sustaining a City Bountiful; notes; index.
Responsibility: Laura J. Lawson.

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Since the 1890s, providing places for people to garden has been an inventive strategy to improve American urban conditions. There have been vacant-lot gardens, school gardens, Depression-era relief gardens, victory gardens, and community gardens - each representing a consistent impulse to return to gardening during times of social and economic change. In this critical history of community gardening in America, the most comprehensive review of the greening of urban communities to date, Laura J. Lawson documents the evolution of urban garden programs in the United States. Her vibrant narrative f.

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"An important book about how the urban gardening movement is transforming our landscape and reconnecting us to the land." - Alice Waters, Owner, Chez Panisse"

 
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