An urban garden is a plot of land intended to be used to grow fruit , vegetables or flowers. It can be generally defined as a plot of land, in urban or suburban setting, suitable to cultivation, divided in one or more parcels or minimum unities of cultivation, destined to subjects who run it with non-professional productive means, with multiple objectives such as family consumption, leisure or didactic use, and goals of aggregation between groups sharing values of environmental sustainability and social inclusion. Today urban gardens respond to different dimensions of sustainability (environmental, social and economic) posing themselves as a valid tool for the crisis, both material and of identity, thanks to the promotion of the local area and its products. The objective of this study is to analyze urban gardens, focusing on environmental sustainability. To this end, we have analyzed the peculiarities of this phenomenon, mainly from the environmental point of view, by a questionnaire given to 150 farmers, from 2 different areas in the city of Naples considering activities, organization and subsidies.

Urban gardens and environmental sustainability: An empirical research of Campania region

RUSCIANO, VINCENZO;CIVERO, GENNARO;SCARPATO, DEBORA
2017

Abstract

An urban garden is a plot of land intended to be used to grow fruit , vegetables or flowers. It can be generally defined as a plot of land, in urban or suburban setting, suitable to cultivation, divided in one or more parcels or minimum unities of cultivation, destined to subjects who run it with non-professional productive means, with multiple objectives such as family consumption, leisure or didactic use, and goals of aggregation between groups sharing values of environmental sustainability and social inclusion. Today urban gardens respond to different dimensions of sustainability (environmental, social and economic) posing themselves as a valid tool for the crisis, both material and of identity, thanks to the promotion of the local area and its products. The objective of this study is to analyze urban gardens, focusing on environmental sustainability. To this end, we have analyzed the peculiarities of this phenomenon, mainly from the environmental point of view, by a questionnaire given to 150 farmers, from 2 different areas in the city of Naples considering activities, organization and subsidies.
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