City Bountiful A Century of Community Gardening in America

ISBN-10: 0520243439

ISBN-13: 9780520243439

Edition: 2005

Authors: 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 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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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Garden Patches in American Cities
Early Garden Programs, 1890s to 1917
Introduction
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
Introduction
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
Conclusion
Sustaining a City Bountiful
Notes
Index
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