Cowpeas and Community Gardens: On the Potential of Urban Microgardens as Grounds for Community Organizing and Food Production

Primary Author

Elijah Scaparo

Faculty Mentor

Lily Cox-Richard

Additional Mentor(s)

Michael Demps

Abstract

This project discusses the potential of community gardens which are both individually and communally created, as a means for community based food production and food autonomy. I outline my rational behind wanting to delve into urban agriculture, the importance of food autonomy and land sovereignty within a hyper controlled society, taking stewardship of the land around us, and how this can serve as a means of community growth and the proliferation of organized, strong, well connected communities. The risks and practical measures of urban growing are also discussed.

Presentation

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  1. Eli, it’s great to hear you talk about your project again! I continue to be inspired by your ability to illuminate connections between your research, community-engagement, and our individual and collective civic responsibilities to society. I think some of the ideas and questions you raise with your work are nothing short of profound. Thanks so much for sharing your work!

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