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Finding Common Ground: Community Garden As Connector Between Culture, Nature, And The Individual

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Finding Common Ground: Community Garden As Connector Between Culture, Nature, And The Individual

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dc.contributor.author Warner, Valerie Dawn en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-23T01:56:45Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-23T01:56:45Z
dc.date.issued 2007-08-23T01:56:45Z
dc.date.submitted May 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1291 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/445
dc.description.abstract In the vacant spaces between buildings, in the corners of school yards, in open fields - wherever community gardens are deliberately placed - the space between culture and nature grows smaller. Closing this gap can come about on the common ground created in a collaborative spirit: the community changes the space, and then the space ultimately changes the community. This is the connective power of the humble community garden. This study finds that in urban environments, a community garden can be the link between individuals and their community, and between people and nature, imparting health of body and mind, feelings of belonging and social connection, and a sense of stewardship for the environment. This is the story of how community gardens are about much more than growing food. This study explores the changing approaches to community gardening by residents and cities, and landscape architect's role in their creation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Robinette, Gary en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.title Finding Common Ground: Community Garden As Connector Between Culture, Nature, And The Individual en_US
dc.type M.L.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Robinette, Gary en_US
dc.degree.department Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.discipline Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.L.A. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1151
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