Public Produce: The New Urban Agriculture (Google eBook)

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Island Press, Sep 1, 2009 - Architecture - 180 pages
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Public Produce makes a uniquely contemporary case not for central government intervention, but for local government involvement. In what Darrin Nordahl calls “municipal agriculture,” elected officials, municipal planners, local policymakers and public space designers are turning to the abundance of land under public control (parks, plazas, streets, city squares, parking lots, as well as the grounds around libraries, schools, government offices, and even jails) to grow food. Public agencies at one time were at best indifferent, or at worst dismissive, of food production in the city. Today, public officials recognize that food insecurity is affecting everyone, not just the inner-city poor, and that policies seeking to restructure the production and distribution of food to the tens of millions of people living in cities have immediate benefits to community-wide health and prosperity.
  

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"The time has come for a "re-org" of our centralized food-production system. Access to healthful food should not be a privilege, but a fundamental right. The current agricultural production methods no ... Read full review

Contents

Serendipity
1
Food Security
15
Public Space Public Officials Public Policy
45
To Glean and Forage in the City
69
Maintenance and Aesthetics
91
Food Literacy
115
Community Health and Prosperity
135
Acknowledgments
151
Notes
153
Bibliography
163
Index
167
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About the author (2009)

Darrin Nordahl is the city designer at the Davenport Design Center, which was formed in 2003 as a division of the Community & Economic Development Department of the City of Davenport, Iowa. He has taught in the planning program at the University of California at Berkeley and is the author of My Kind of Transit.

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