chapter  12
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Political gardening, equity, and justice: a research agenda

ByCHIARA TORNAGHI, CHIARA CERTOMÀ

This book comes at a time when discussions around urban gardening, urban agriculture, and urban food production have found their way into policy and planning arenas. The food and green agenda have promoted policy programmes, mobilized funding agencies, established business incubators, and helped to multiply the ways through which gardening and food production are almost ubiquitous in the urban experience. 1 They are often promoted as must-have tools for building the so called “sustainable city”. The institutional interest for gardening is built upon an enthusiastic uptake of gardening practices by citizens and community groups, to the point that matching green agendas and grassroots initiatives seems a no-brainer, a win-win situation.