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Community Gardens Introduction. Anthropology Custom Essay

    Community Gardens Introduction The term community garden is commonly used in America, New Zealand, Canada, and many countries of Europe to mean some parts of land that is collectively established and gardened by the communities (ACGA, 2007). Although garden and Community may not appear to have any relationship with urban setting and even the subject of anthropology, Sokolovsky (2008), in his work, Civic ecology, Urban Elders, and New York City’s Community Garden Movement notes that community gardens in cities of Europe and New York became very significant especially for the dwellers in various ways. This paper will briefly describe the history of community gardens, evaluate their benefits for people and cities, identify the forces that oppose them, and lastly, describe a community garden in London city.