A story of how communities have been shaped by residents learning to garden

dc.contributor.advisorFinnis, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorHaltom, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-17T18:08:43Z
dc.date.available2023-05-17T18:08:43Z
dc.date.copyright2023-05
dc.date.created2023-05-03
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Sociology and Anthropologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.degree.programmePublic Issues Anthropologyen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents an example of how people in the Bronx, New York City have used gardening as a tool for both education and community building. Gardening in this context represents a historical and present-day way that people fight back against the structural violence which has resulted from municipal neglect. In these cases, the teaching of gardening techniques represents a critical pedagogy which seeks to empower individuals through creating access to knowledge about healthy options. By investigating the presence of gardens in communities this thesis finds many benefits to people in the surrounding community. These benefits include feelings of joy, visibility, and pride, while providing food to a community with disproportionately high rates of food insecurity. I conclude my thesis with a brief discussion on how city uses of scaffolding should be obligated to consider and mitigate scaffolding effects on gardens near buildings where the scaffolding is in use.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/27610
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/*
dc.subjectThe Bronxen_US
dc.subjectNew York Cityen_US
dc.subjectgardens in communitiesen_US
dc.subjectstructural violenceen_US
dc.subjectcritical pedagogyen_US
dc.subjectfood insecurityen_US
dc.subjectscaffoldingen_US
dc.titleA story of how communities have been shaped by residents learning to gardenen_US
dc.typeThesisen

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