Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network consultantand urban food systems researcher CLAIRE NETTLE, reports from Adelaide...
The international academic journal, Local Environment volume 16, issue 6, has just released a special edition on community gardens, based on papers presented at the conference, Community Gardens: Sustainability, Health and Inclusion in the City, which was held in Canberra last year.
Community gardens: sustainability, health and inclusion in the city;B Turner, J Henryks
Developing “community” in community gardens; C Firth, D Maye
Bodily learning for a (climate) changing world: registering differences through performative and collective research; J Cameron, C Manhood
Co-constructing the sustainable city: how indicators help us “grow” more than just food in community gardens; R Beilin
A helping hand and many green thumbs: local government, citizens and the growth of a community-based food economy; A Hill
Embodied connections: sustainability, food systems and community gardens; B Turner
Food choices and local food access among Perth's community gardeners;A Evers, N Hodgson
The site charges $US34/per article (!) however many public and university libraries will allow you to download and save them at no cost.<
The proceedings from the Canberra conference, which include earlier versions of these papers and a number of additional papers, are available for free download at http://www.canberra.edu.au/communitygardens/conference-proceedings.
For other research publications on community gardens see www.communitygarden.org.au/bibliography