Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

Writing can be a solitary activity, even when the work is about social movements and community activism. Yet we did not feel alone while writing this book. We were fortunate to have been part of a diverse network of individuals—farmers...

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Preface

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pp. ix-xii

The seeds of this book were planted in 2010, when we were part of an interdisciplinary research team that spent two years studying the urban agriculture system in New York City. Our work was part of a project called Five Borough...

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1. Seeing Beyond the Kale

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pp. 1-20

In the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Yonnette Fleming of Hattie Carthan Community Garden begins one of her food justice workshops with a tribute to the late Ms. Carthan, a Bed-Stuy neighborhood...

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2. New York City’s Urban Agriculture System

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pp. 21-39

Just a short walk from Yankee Stadium, in the Highbridge neighborhood of the South Bronx, Abu Talib tends a nearly half-acre oasis of vegetables, cherry trees, space for a flock of chickens, and a play area for neighborhood children. In...

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3. Growing More than Just Food

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pp. 40-59

Robert and DeVanie Jackson of the Brooklyn Rescue Mission Urban Harvest Center grow produce and raise chickens at Bed-Stuy Farm, a project of the center, which they cofounded with other Bedford-Stuyvesant community members...

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4. Embodying Socially Just Systems

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pp. 60-83

La Finca del Sur is a two-and-a-half-acre community farm and garden in the South Bronx led by Latina and black women and their allies. Founded in 2009 in collaboration with another local nonprofit organization called More...

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5. Cultivating Policy

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pp. 84-103

One summer evening, Friends of Brook Park (FBP) hosted a meeting of a local community development corporation called Nos Quedamos. The gathering took place in Brook Park Community Garden, which FBP oversees, and was a...

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6. Addressing Uneven Power and Privilege

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pp. 104-123

When we asked Karen Washington, a veteran urban farmer and community activist in the Bronx, about the challenges she encounters in her urban agriculture work, she immediately brought up the notion of power...

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7. Rethinking Scholarship to Advance Social Justice

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pp. 124-141

One winter evening, we invited several urban agriculture activists, along with a few faculty members and staff from New York City colleges, to a public forum at The New School to discuss how researchers and community-based activists...

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8. Taking a Collective Step Beyond the Kale

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pp. 142-150

The 2012 HBO documentary Weight of the Nation featured the activist efforts of Kebreeya Lewis, a seventeen-year-old resident of Goldsboro, North Carolina, who led a campaign to get a salad bar installed in her high school as part of...

APPENDIX 1: Research Methods

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pp. 151-152

APPENDIX 2: Elements of New York City’s Urban Agriculture System

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pp. 153-158

APPENDIX 3: Urban Agriculture and Community Groups Highlighted in This Book

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pp. 159-164

APPENDIX 4: Select Population Characteristics of New York City and Community Districts

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pp. 165-168

APPENDIX 5: Urban Agriculture Activities of Select New York City Organizations and Agencies

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pp. 169-172

Notes

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pp. 173-176

Bibliography

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pp. 177-192

Index

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pp. 193-202