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Public gardens and livable cities, partnerships connecting people, plants, and place, Donald A. Rakow, Meghan Z. Gough, and Sharon A. Lee

This volume changes the paradigm for how we conceive of the role of urban public gardens. The text advocates for public gardens as community outreach agents that can, and should, partner with local organizations to support positive local agendas. Safe neighborhoods, quality science education, access to fresh and healthy foods, substantial training opportunities, and environmental health are the key initiative areas the book explores as it highlights model successes and instructive failures that can guide future practices. The book uses a prescriptive approach to synthesize a range of public, private, and nonprofit initiatives from municipalities throughout the country
Table Of Contents
Introduction: Livable cities and public gardens -- Promoting neighborhood safety and well-being -- Improving the quality of science education -- Access to healthy food and healthy lives -- Training and employment programs -- Initiatives to promote ecosystem and human health -- Strategies for the development of successful partnerships -- Epilogue: A look at the future of public gardens
Literary Form
non fiction
Previously issued in print: 2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 203 pages), illustrations
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