Roots and Research in Urban School Gardens (Book)

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Book/Magazine
Abstract: 

This book explores the urban school garden as a bridge between environmental action and thought. As a small-scale response to global issues around access to food and land, urban school gardens promote practical knowledge of farming as well as help renew cultural ideals of shared space and mutual support for the organic, built environment.

Through a comprehensive history of school garden practice rooted in Eastern industrial cities, to case studies from four Pacific Rim regions, this book examines the practice and culture of the urban school garden as a central symbol for environmental learning.

As poetically described by students, teachers, and community members in both historical and contemporary gardens, the story of the urban school garden inspires a new narrative in connecting learners to the land.

Paperback: 195 pages
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing; First printing edition (June 29, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1433115255
ISBN-13: 978-1433115257

For more information visit http://veronicagaylie.com/2011/09/19/roots-and-research-in-urban-school-....

Author: 
Veronica Gaylie
Topic Areas: 
Garden/Lawn
Outdoor Recreation
Natural Sciences
Target Audience: 
Teachers
Citizen and Youth Groups
Grades Pre K-12
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
195 pp.
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
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Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No