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Community Gardening As Social Action

Author : Claire Nettle
ISBN : 9781317163411
Genre : Philosophy
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There has been a resurgence of community gardening over the past decade with a wide range of actors seeking to get involved, from health agencies aiming to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to radical social movements searching for symbols of non-capitalist ways of relating and occupying space. Community gardens have become a focal point for local activism in which people are working to contribute to food security, question the erosion of public space, conserve and improve urban environments, develop technologies of sustainable food production, foster community engagement and create neighbourhood solidarity. Drawing on in-depth case studies and social movement theory, Claire Nettle provides a new empirical and theoretical understanding of community gardening as a site of collective social action. This provides not only a more nuanced and complete understanding of community gardening, but also highlights its potential challenges to notions of activism, community, democracy and culture.

Community Gardening In An Unlikely City

Author : Tyler Schafer
ISBN : 9781793623133
Genre : Social Science
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Community gardening is as much about community as it is gardening, and compared to growing plants, cultivating community is far more difficult. In Community Gardening in an Unlikely City: The Struggle to Grow Together in Las Vegas, Schafer documents his time as a member of a fledgling Las Vegas community garden and the process through which a rotating group of gardeners try to forge community. He demonstrates the ways in which choices gardeners make about what goals to pursue, or who belongs, or what story to tell about their collective efforts, influence how they and others experience and interpret the garden. The garden culture that emerges over time shapes how, or whether, community is practiced at the garden, and has important consequences for the gardeners’ abilities to connect with the low-income, Black and Latinx community in which it is located. Schafer’s analysis provides important insights about urban culture, the environment, and food justice in the American Southwest, and a sober look into the often messy process and practice of community.

Interpersonal Social Work Skills For Community Practice

Author : Donna Hardina, PhD
ISBN : 9780826108128
Genre : Social Science
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"Specifically dedicated to the skills that social workers need to advance community practice, this creative book is long overdue. Grounded in the wisdom and evidence of well-honed interpersonal social work skills...Donna Hardina's new text takes community practice to a higher level than ever before developed in book form; indeed she displays the most thorough understanding of research on community practice that I have read in any community practice text."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Community organization has been a major component of social work practice since the late 19th century. It requires a diverse set of abilities, interpersonal skills being among the most important. This textbook describes the essential interpersonal skills that social workers need in community practice and helps students cultivate them. Drawing from empirical literature on community social work practice and the authorís own experience working with community organizers, the book focuses on developing the macro-level skills that are especially useful for community organizing. It covers relationship-building, interviewing, recruitment, community assessment, facilitating group decision-making and task planning, creating successful interventions, working with organizations, and program evaluation, along with examples of specific applications. For clarity and ease of use, the author employs a framework drawn from a variety of community practice models, including social action and social planning, transformative/popular education and community development approaches, and multicultural and feminist approaches. The text is linked to the competencies outlined in the Council of Social Work Educationís (2008) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), as well as ethics and values identified in the National Association of Social Workersí (NASW) Code of Ethics, and the International Federation of Social Workersí statement of ethical principles. Most chapters begin with a quote from a community organizer explaining how interpersonal skills are used in practice, and student exercises conclude each chapter. The text also addresses other important skills such as legislative advocacy, lobbying, and supervision. Key Features: Describes the essential skills social workers need in community practice and how to acquire them Includes examples of specific applications drawn from empirical literature and the authorís experience working with community organizers Grounded in social justice, strengths-based, and human rights perspectives Linked to competencies outlined in EPAS and values identified in the NASW Code of Ethics Based on a variety of community practice models

Social Justice And The Urban Obesity Crisis

Author : Melvin Delgado
ISBN : 9780231534253
Genre : Social Science
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A number of economic, cultural, and contextual factors are driving urban America's obesity crisis, which can create chronic health conditions for those least able to manage them. Considering urban obesity through a social justice lens, this book is the first to help social workers and others develop targeted interventions for effective outcomes. The text dissects the problem of urban obesity in populations of color from individual, family, group, community, and policy perspectives. Beginning with a historical survey of urban obesity in communities of color, anti-obesity policies and programs, and the role of social work in addressing this threat, the volume follows with an analysis of the social, ecological, environmental, and spatial aggravators of urban obesity, such as the food industry's advertising strategies, which promote unhealthy choices; the failure of local markets to provide good food options; the lack of safe exercise spaces; and the paucity of heath education. Melvin Delgado reviews recent national obesity statistics; explores the connection between food stamps and obesity; and reveals the financial and social consequences of the epidemic for society as a whole. He concludes with recommendations for effective health promotion programs, such as youth-focused interventions, community gardens, and community-based food initiatives, and a unique consideration of urban obesity in relation to acts of genocide and national defense.

Ideas For Social Action

Author : Anthony Campolo
ISBN : 0310452511
Genre : Church and social problems
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Contains over 200 activities for Christian young people in the areas of social action and service.

City Farming And Community Gardening

Author : Christopher Wardle
ISBN : CORNELL:31924062781590
Genre : Communal ownership
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City Bountiful

Author : Laura J. Lawson
ISBN : 9780520243439
Genre : Architecture
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Since the 1890s, providing places for people to garden has been an inventive strategy to improve American urban conditions. There have been vacant-lot gardens, school gardens, Depression-era relief gardens, victory gardens, and community gardens--each representing a consistent impulse to return to gardening during times of social and economic change. In this critical history of community gardening in America, Laura J. Lawson documents the evolution of urban garden programs in the United States. Her narrative focuses on the values associated with gardening, the ebb and flow of campaigns during times of social and economic crisis, organizational strategies of these primarily volunteer campaigns, and the sustainability of current programs. [from publisher description].

Journal Of Higher Education Outreach And Engagement

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ISBN : UOM:39015057955745
Genre : Community and college
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Cultivating Social Capital

Author : Meleia Cullman Egger
ISBN : MSU:31293028457681
Genre : Community gardens
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Abstracts From The 2002 Symposium On Leisure Research

Author : National Recreation and Park Association
ISBN : MINN:31951D02176184W
Genre : Leisure
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Community Psychology

Author : Jim Orford
ISBN : UCSC:32106019481057
Genre : Psychology
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Community psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with person-environment interactions, and how society impacts upon individual and community functioning. More interventionist than sociology, it is about understanding people within their social worlds and using that knowledge to improve their well-being.

Local Places In The Age Of The Global City

Author : Roger Keil
ISBN : UOM:39015040663323
Genre : Architecture
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The ugly grey heap of cement and asphalt that makes up much of the urban sprawl is something most of us wish would just go away. And yet, more than half the world's population will live in urban centres by the turn of the millennium and most will be exposed to degraded urban environments. The contributors to Local Places look at the complex social, economic and political contexts of cities in the 1990s and suggest that cities and urbanity, while part of the problem, also need to be considered as part of the solution. This volume brings together clear and critical analyses and practical proposals that bring us closer to that reality. A primer for urban ecologists who seek to sustain the local places but in the larger political context. Local Places provides planners, community activists, students and the general reader with a cross section of current debates and proposals surrounding urban sustainability.

Agriculture And Human Values

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ISBN : UCBK:C084198986
Genre : Agriculture
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Community Gardens And Urban Space

Author : Alexandra Jane Ashton
ISBN : UCAL:X66223
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The Complete Guide To Service Learning

Author : Cathryn Berger Kaye
ISBN : 9781575421339
Genre : Education
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Presents tips and advice for professionals who are creating or overseeing service-learning programs.

Community Work Theory And Case Studies

Author : Irene Swil
ISBN : UVA:X000840437
Genre : Community organization
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To Dwell Is To Garden

Author : Sam Bass Warner
ISBN : MINN:31951000373376Q
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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New Village

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ISBN : UVA:X004589724
Genre : Community development
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Social Action

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ISBN : UIUC:30112106787200
Genre : Christian sociology
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Illinois In The Second World War Operation Home Front

Author : Mary Watters
ISBN : UOM:39015013294890
Genre : Illinois
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