Urban Agriculture

Informal Urban Agriculture

The Secret Lives of Guerrilla Gardeners

Authors: Hardman, Michael, Larkham, Peter

  • First major critical evaluation of guerrilla gardening in the UK
  • Responds to increasing concerns for local food production and food security
  • Urban agriculture, such as guerrilla gardening, could improve many spaces - large and small - in every town or city
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About this book

The book explores how unused and under-used urban spaces – from grass verges, roundabouts, green spaces – have been made more visually interesting and more productive, by informal (and usually illegal) groups known as “guerrilla gardeners”. The book focuses on groups in the English Midlands but the work is set in a broad international context and reveals how and why they undertake this illegal activity. Guerrilla gardening is usually viewed uncritically and promoted as a worthwhile activity: this study provides a more balanced evaluation and focuses on its contribution in terms of local food production.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Guerrilla Urban Agriculture: Unearthing the Hidden Movement

    Hardman, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Cultivating the City

    Hardman, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 11-35

  • Unearthing the Unpermitted Movement

    Hardman, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

  • On the Ground with Guerrillas: An Ethnographical Reflection

    Hardman, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 59-87

  • Deconstructing the Key Messages: Analysing F Troop and the Women’s Group

    Hardman, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 89-126

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09534-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09533-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34791-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Informal Urban Agriculture
Book Subtitle
The Secret Lives of Guerrilla Gardeners
Authors
Series Title
Urban Agriculture
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09534-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09534-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09533-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34791-2
Series ISSN
2197-1730
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 208
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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