Building capacity through community gardens | Policy Discussion

Urban agriculture movements have the potential to be transformative, providing multiple important benefits to individuals, neighbourhoods, and cities. However, critics have pointed out the complicated, contradictory, and sometimes destructive role they can play in relation to broader structures of injustice, exclusion, and oppression. The research for this network session explores the ways in which community gardens can best meet the needs of a diversity of people in the neighbourhoods in which they are situated. In particular, this research will examine the best practices of several community garden initiatives that engage with and involve – in meaningful ways – members of marginalized and/or vulnerable communities including racialized people, newly arrived immigrant and refugee, people with different abilities, and people who are living in poverty

Paper: Engaging Diverse Communities Through Community Gardening Research (2017)

Collaboration session Community Growing
Location: 11161 Desmarais (55 Laurier) Date: October 28, 2017 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Becky Ellis: Researcher Kat Rendek: Facilitator