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Community gardens or related: theses, papers, and reports

Community gardens or related: theses, papers, and reports


To investigate urban farm ventures that provide vocational pathways for aspiring food growers
by Fiona Buining, 2020

A Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia report investigating successful urban farms, farm incubators and training programs to analyse which urban farm training models would be successful in Australian communities.


Community Gardens as Third Places
by Joanne Dolley, September 2019

A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Environment and Science, Griffith University, Queensland.


Urban Food Gardeners in the City of Brisbane
by Sari Joanne Mangru, 2015

A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Philosophy, School of Social Science, University of Queensland.

A reflexive discourse of the local place: urban food gardeners in the City of Brisbane, Australia.

Growing Food in the City
by Peter Lyle, June 2015

A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Design, Queensland University of Technology.


A study of innovative models of urban agriculture
by Dr Nicholas Rose, 2013

A Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia report on the study of innovative models of urban agriculture in US, Midwest, Toronto and Argentina.


Community Gardening as Social Action
by claire nettle, December 2010

A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of History and Politics, University of Adelaide.

Community Garden Conference proceedings
University of Canberra, 7-8 October 2010

Keynote addresses from Costa Georgiadis, Myles Bremner, Andre Leu, Senator Christine Milne, Neil Savery, Keith Colls.

Papers by Such Sharman, Ashlea Joy Hunter & Ruth Beilin, Andrew MacKenzie & Karen Warnes, claire nettle, Bethany Turner, Anna Evers, David Pearson & Kai Hodgkin, Joanna Henryks, Jenny Cameron + Craig Mango + Jamie Pomfrett, Leigh Davison, Chris Firth & David Pearson.

Non-refereed papers by Russ Grayson, Gardy Cachia + Benjamin Chahola + Rosemary Meale + Daniel Zu.

The role of community gardens in urban agriculture
by David Pearson & Kai Hodgkin, 2010

Paper presented at the Community Gardens Conference: Promotiong sustainability, health and inclusion in the city, at the University of Canberra 7-8 October 2010.


Community Gardens: a place for cultivating social and community development
by George Mobayed, October 2009

An undergraduate thesis as part of a Bachelor of Planning, University of NSW.


Urban Planning for Community Gardens
by Elise Harris, donors thesis as part of Bachelor in Urban and Regional Planning, University of South Australia, October 2008.

Community gardens have been shown to have positive social, nutritional and educational benefits for their users, and improve the amenity, m safety and patronage of the surrounding area. They also tie into wider themes of sustainability and food security. Despite these benefits, urban planners, as the keepers of land and determiners of land use, have had little to do with community gardens. This thesis will explain the benefits of community garden and detail planning policies throughout the world that support community gardens. Lastly, recommendations will be made on how the South Australian planning system can better support community gardens.


To identify how sustainable urban agriculture can benefit the quality of life of Australian urban communities
by David Mason, 2006

A Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia report.


Urban agriculture and food security — community garden and community markets
by Peta Christensen, 2004

A Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia report — explores overseas developments in urban agriculture and food security focussing on community garden projects and community markets in low income communities.


A Bountiful Harvest: community gardens and neighbourhood renewal in Waterloo
by Linda Bartolomei, Linda Corkery, Bruce Judd, Susan Thompson, October 2003

This report details interdisciplinary research funded by the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of NSW examining the Community gardens on Sydney’s Waterloo Public Housing Estate. The central aim of the research was to understand the role of community gardens inn fostering community development and neighbourhood improvement in a public housing context.


Gardening in the Street: Sociality, Production and Consumption in Northey Street City Farm
by Emanuele John Gelsi, March 1999

A thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Social Planning and Development in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Queensland.

This thesis explores the links between consump[tion and sociality within the temporal and spatial context of Northey Street City Farm, a Brisbane community garden.

Sustainability as seen from a Vegetable Garden
by Louise A. Crabtree, thesis for Bachelor of Science with Honours, Macquarie University, NSW, November 1999.


Community Gardens: places for food production, places for people
by Neal Bodel and Martin Anda

Paper presented at the International Permaculture Convergence, 1996. Outlines some of WA gardens.


A Pattern Language for Community Gardens
by Andrew Walter, BA Grinnell College, 1994.

This thesis examines seven community gardens in the south-eastern United States to determine if there are certain physical and aesthetic aspects or community garden that help create a sense of community. After a description of the seven gardens, common themes found within the gardens are identified. Theses themes are used for the creation of a series of design vignettes or ‘patterns’, that reflect the vernacular design tradition in south-eastern community gardens.


Making the Most of Agriculture — City Farms and Park
by John S. Bacon, September 1986

A report following a study tour of New Zealand, England and the Netherlands in May and June, 1986 paid for by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

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