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Feeding Cities: Markets, Supermarkets, and Urban Gardens

BECAUSE OF CAROLYN STEEL'S GUEST LECTURE AND SUBSEQUENT Q&A SESSION, WE WILL NOT HOLD A SEMINAR THIS WEEK.

TO PREPARE FOR THE LECTURE PLEASE READ HUNGRY CITY.

If you are interested in developing your understanding of the topic, please explore these other sources as well:

Questions


How have urban dwellers obtained their food?
Can urban gardens, community supported agricultural schemes and the like provide a realistic alternative to supermarkets?
Examine the website of a community garden and record your responses in your commonplace book.

Readings
Please ALL read:

Steel, Carolyn, Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives, Vintage (London, 2013).

In addition, please read ONE of these:


Bassett, Thomas, ‘Reaping the Margins: A Century of Community Gardening in America’, Landscape Journal 25:2 (1981), 1-8.*
Cockrall-King, Jennifer, Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution (New York, 2012).
Guthman, Julie, Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California (Berkeley, 2004).
Hamm, M.W. and A.C. Bellows, ‘Community Food Security and Nutrition Education’, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 35:1 (2003), 37-43.*
Hanson, David and Edwin Marty, Breaking Through the Concrete: Building an Urban Farm Revival (Berkeley, 2011).
Hou, Jeffrey, Julie M. Johnson, Laura J. Lawson, Greening Cities, Growing Communities: Learning from Seattle’s Urban Community Gardens (Seattle, 2009).
Linn, Karl, ‘Reclaiming the Sacred Commons’, New Village 1:1 (1999), 42-9.
Schmelzkopf, Karen, ‘Urban Community Gardens as Contested Spaces,’ Geographic Review 85:3 (1995), 364-80.
Wrigley, E.A., ‘Urban Growth in Early Modern England: Food, Fuel and Transport’, Past & Present 225 (2014), 79-112.*

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Websites


Can Masdeu, Barcelona, Spain: http://www.canmasdeu.net/
CAPI Community Garden Project, Minneapolis, MN, USA: http://www.capiusa.org/gardensproject.aspx and http://www.capiusa.org/
Edible Park, Den Haag, Netherlands: http://www.stroom.nl/paginas/pagina.php?pa_id=8063523
Growing Power, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, USA: http://www.growingpower.org/
Lake Highlands Community Garden, Dallas, TX, USA: http://www.lhgarden.org/
Martineau Gardens, Birmingham, UK: http://www.martineau-gardens.org.uk/
Urban Leaves, Mumbai, India: http://www.urbanleaves.org/
WOT2Grow, Tysoe, UK: http://www.wot2grow.co.uk/

To Learn More


Baics, Gergely, Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790-1860 (Princeton, 2016).

Bottoms, Stephen, Small Acts of Repair: Performance, Ecology and Goat Island (London, 2007).
Glotfelty, Cheryll, and Harold Fromm, eds., The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology (Athens, 1996)
Harvey, David, Spaces of Hope (Berkeley, 2000).
Henderson, Bethany Rubin and Kimberly Hartsfield, ‘Is Getting into the Community Garden Business a Good Way to Engage Citizens in Local Government?’ National Civic Review 98:4 (2009), 12-17.*
Lippard, Lucy R., The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society (New York, 1997).
Martinez, Miranda J., Power at the Roots: Gentrification, Community Gardens, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East Side (New York, 2010).
Sampson, Robert, Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect (Chicago, 2012).

Scolliers, Peter, and Patricia can den Eeckhout, 'Feeding Growing Cities in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries', The Handbook of Food Research, eds. Anne Murcott, Warren Belasco and Peter Johnson (London, 2013).


* Sign into the Warwick Library catalogue to access the electronic version.