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By Tina Marie Waliczek, Jayne M. Zajicek

In the wake of urbanization and technological advances, public eco-friendly areas inside of towns are disappearing and other people are spending extra time with digital units than with nature. Urban Horticulture explores the significance of horticulture to the lives, well-being, and health and wellbeing of city populations. It comprises contributions from specialists in learn and perform from around the usa, discussing the background, value, and merits of chosen issues in city horticulture.

This ebook examines sorts of private and non-private groups in addition to country and federal courses to advertise city horticulture, together with their background, administration and management, programming, evaluate, investment, and the advantages they supply to members and groups. It additionally experiences previous and present learn on university, neighborhood, public, and criminal gardens. whereas now not a simple textbook, it truly is adaptable to school room studying, as each one bankruptcy features:

  • Objectives
  • Key terms
  • A summary
  • Review questions
  • Enrichment activities
  • Suggestions for extra reading

The e-book additionally comprises case reports and on-line entry to examples of PowerPoint displays that may be utilized in the study room or web-based courses.

Useful for researchers, practitioners, academics, and scholars, Urban Horticulture is a versatile source that info how passive and lively interplay with crops enriches people’s lives. It offers a number of instances that illustrate how such interactions increase actual and psychological future health, caliber of existence, social health and wellbeing, and group growth.

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M. Waliczek, A. M. Zajicek. 2009. The effect of community gardens on incidence of crime in Houston. Hort Technology, 19(2), 291–296. Graham, H. and S. Zidenberg-Cherr. 2005. California teachers perceive school gardens as an effective nutritional tool to promote healthful eating habits. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 105, 1797–1800. L. 2006. The Framework. L. L. ), Horticultural Therapy Methods: Making Connections in Health Care, Human Service, and Community Programs. , pp. 1–22. R.

Gardens can be a place where students learn about different cultures and countries. Teachers can incorporate foods and techniques from different nations into their gardens. This helps youth gain an understanding and appreciation for people of different cultures. Children can talk and learn about their heritage and culture with one another, and multicultural gardens can be an effective place for sharing and learning different languages (Cutter-Mackenzie 2009). Allowing students to represent their culture in the garden development creates a sense of pride and belonging for the children that are not indigenous to the area and creates cultural sensitivity in the children who are native to the area (Cutter-Mackenzie 2009).

Getting outside, interacting with nature, connections to realworld experience, and physical activity are suggested across the ages of 5–18 years. Working in a garden setting can provide an option for these and many others of the suggested activities. Children’s gardens. While school gardens are associated with schools, the term “children’s garden” typically refers to the garden spaces dedicated to children within a public garden or arboretum. These gardens are created with children in mind from a size, theme, and aesthetic point of view.

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