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Community gardening : exploring motivations, benefits and gardener experience

dc.contributor.advisorNelson, Connie
dc.contributor.advisorStroink, Mirella
dc.contributor.authorChevrette, Lee-Ann
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-11T03:49:27Z
dc.date.available2012-11-11T03:49:27Z
dc.date.created2011-10
dc.date.issued2012-11-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/339
dc.description.abstractA food system is a set of interrelated functions that includes food production, processing and distribution, food access and utilization by individuals, communities and populations, and food recycling, composting, and disposal (Dahlberg, 1993; Cornell University, n.d.; Community Food Security Coalition, 2009). Food systems are dynamic and complex, and reflect unique social, cultural, environmental, and economic factors and circumstance. For the better part of human history, most people ate food that was produced and distributed within local food systems (Xuereb, 2005). However, in the last several decades, there has been an increasing trend toward industrialization and globalization, and the subsequent concentration of ownership and control of food systems around the world (Koc & Dahlberg, 1999; Heffernan & Hendrickson, 2005; La Trobe & Acott, 2000; FAO, 2004; Scrinis, 2007).en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectCommunity gardensen_US
dc.subjectGardener motivationsen_US
dc.subjectBenefits of community gardeningen_US
dc.subjectFood systemen_US
dc.subjectFood & agricultureen_US
dc.titleCommunity gardening : exploring motivations, benefits and gardener experienceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameM.E.S.en_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Studies : Northern Environments & Culturesen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US


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