Reaping on the margins: a century of community gardening in America.

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Unlike European gardens, America's activities can more accurately be described as 'movements'. The author has identified seven periods from 1894 to the present: potato patches; school gardens; garden city plots; liberty gardens; relief gardens; victory gardens; and community gardens. These movements are described, and each has been promoted by reformers as palliative measures to help society adjust to living under stressful social or economic conditions. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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