City Bountiful A Century of Community Gardening in America
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Description: 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 focuses on the values associated with gardening, the ebb and flow of campaigns during times of social and economic crisis, organizational strategies of these primarily volunteer campaigns, and the sustainability of current programs.
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/30/2005
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|List of Tables|
|Preface and Acknowledgments|
|Garden Patches in American Cities|
|Early Garden Programs, 1890s to 1917|
|An Alternative to Charity: The Vacant-Lot Cultivation Association|
|The School Garden Movement|
|The Goodness of Gardening: Gardens as Civic Improvement|
|National Urban Garden Campaigns, 1917 to 1945|
|Patriotic Volunteerism: The War Garden Campaign|
|An Antidote for Idleness: Garden Programs of the 1930s Depression|
|Victory Gardens of World War II|
|Gardening for Community, 1945 to the Present Introduction|
|The Community Garden Movement of the 1970s and 1980s|
|Community Greening: Urban Garden Programs from 1990 to the Present|
|A Look at Gardens Today|
|Sustaining a City Bountiful|