What can Cuba teach us about local food systems? What do WW2 and Climate Change have in common? Urban Agroecology expert Laney Siegner explains how urban farming can promote food justice, build resilient communities and support local biodiversity, encouraging us all to take a more active hand in how the food we eat ends up on our tables.
Laney's study on Urban Agroecology in the East Bay:
Producing urban agroecology in the East Bay: from soil health to community empowerment; Siegner, A., Acey, C. and Sowerwine, J., 2020.
1. Second Nature and Urban Agriculture: A cultural framework for emerging food policies; Bohn, K. and Viljoen, A., 2015.
2. Who practices urban agriculture? An empirical analysis of participation before and during the COVID-19 pandemic; Chenarides, L. et al.. 2020.
3. Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Cities; Deelstra, T. and Girardet, H., 2000.
4.Participatory Design of Public Spaces for Urban Agriculture, Rosario Argentina; Dubbeling, M. Bracalenti, L. and Lagorio, L., 2009.
5. Homeland Security Planning: What Victory Gardens and Fidel Castro Can Teach Us in Preparing for Food Crises in the United States; Endres, AB, and Endres, J., 2009.
6. Urban Agriculture in Cuba: 30 Years of policy and practice; Fernandez, M. 2017.
7. Theorizing urban agriculture: north-south convergence; Gray, L., Elgert, L. and WinklerPrins, A., 2020.
8. The Intersection of Planning, Urban Agriculture, and Food Justice: A Review of the Literature; Horst, M. McClintock, N. and Hoey, L., 2017.
9. Features and Functions of Multifunctional Urban Agriculture in the Global North: A Review; Orsini, F. et al. 2020.
10. Edible Green infrastructure: An approach and review of provisioning ecosystem services and disservices in urban environments; Russo, A. et al. 2017.
11. Proactive conservation to prevent habitat losses to agricultural expansion; Williams, D. et al, 2020.
12. Beyond Victory Gardens: Bolstering Resilience in Food Crisis Response; Guarino, JL., Windings, B. and Endres, AB., 2020.
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