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2019-07-23Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.3390/su11143978
Sustainable Community Gardens Require Social Engagement and Training: A Users’ Needs Analysis in Europe
dc.contributor.authorOchoa, Jesus
dc.contributor.authorSanyé-Mengual, Esther
dc.contributor.authorSpecht, Kathrin
dc.contributor.authorFernández, Juan A.
dc.contributor.authorBañón, Sebastián
dc.contributor.authorOrsini, Francesco
dc.contributor.authorMagrefi, Francesca
dc.contributor.authorBazzocchi, Giovanni
dc.contributor.authorHalder, Severin
dc.contributor.authorMartens, Doerte
dc.contributor.authorKappel, Noemi
dc.contributor.authorGianquinto, Giorgio
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-11T08:41:21Z
dc.date.available2019-09-11T08:41:21Z
dc.date.issued2019-07-23none
dc.date.updated2019-08-24T12:26:46Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/21264
dc.description.abstractUrban gardens are spreading in many cities across Europe, with community gardening being a fundamental form of urban agriculture. While the literature reveals the essential role that community gardens can play in terms of learning and education, no studies have investigated the training needs for participants in community gardens to ensure their successful development. The goal of this article is to evaluate the training requirements of urban community gardens to ensure their successful implementation and their contribution to sustainability in European cities. Two questionnaires of users’ needs analysis were designed and implemented in Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, and Cartagena. The results unveiled the need to re-enforce the training in the formation and community building phases of community gardens towards ensuring the creation of an engaged gardening community to maintain activity, particularly for top-down activities (e.g., research-related gardens). Users claimed their need for being trained on crop management skills (e.g., maintenance, bed preparation, organic practices) and on communication skills to further disseminate their activity, thereby increasing the potential for citizen engagement. Such requirements could be overcome with the creation of urban gardens networks, where experiences and knowledge are shared among practitioners. Policy recommendations are provided based on the outputs of this study.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjecturban agricultureeng
dc.subjectcommunity gardeningeng
dc.subjecttrainingeng
dc.subjectcommunity buildingeng
dc.subjecturban planningeng
dc.subjectknowledgeeng
dc.subjectlifelong learningeng
dc.subject.ddc333.7 Natürliche Resourcen, Energie und Umweltnone
dc.subject.ddc690 Hausbau, Bauhandwerknone
dc.titleSustainable Community Gardens Require Social Engagement and Training: A Users’ Needs Analysis in Europenone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/21264-4
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su11143978none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/20505
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleSustainabilitynone
local.edoc.pages16none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameMDPInone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeBaselnone
local.edoc.container-volume11none
local.edoc.container-issue14none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumber3978none
dc.identifier.eissn2071-1050
local.edoc.affiliationOchoa, Jesus; Department of Vegetable Production (ETSIA), Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Paseo Alfonso XIII 48, 30203 Cartagena, Spain,none
local.edoc.affiliationSanyé-Mengual, Esther; Research Centre in Urban Environment for Agriculture and Biodiversity (ResCUE-AB), Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (Distal), Alma Mater Studiorium-University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 44, 40127 Bologna, Italy,none
local.edoc.affiliationSpecht, Kathrin; Department of Agricultural Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany, ILS—Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Brüderweg 22-24, 44135 Dortmund, Germany,none
local.edoc.affiliationFernández, Juan A.; Department of Vegetable Production (ETSIA), Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Paseo Alfonso XIII 48, 30203 Cartagena, Spain,none
local.edoc.affiliationBañón, Sebastián; Department of Vegetable Production (ETSIA), Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Paseo Alfonso XIII 48, 30203 Cartagena, Spain,none
local.edoc.affiliationOrsini, Francesco; Research Centre in Urban Environment for Agriculture and Biodiversity (ResCUE-AB), Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (Distal), Alma Mater Studiorium-University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 44, 40127 Bologna, Italy,none
local.edoc.affiliationMagrefi, Francesca; Research Centre in Urban Environment for Agriculture and Biodiversity (ResCUE-AB), Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (Distal), Alma Mater Studiorium-University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 44, 40127 Bologna, Italy,none
local.edoc.affiliationBazzocchi, Giovanni; Research Centre in Urban Environment for Agriculture and Biodiversity (ResCUE-AB), Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (Distal), Alma Mater Studiorium-University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 44, 40127 Bologna, Italy,none
local.edoc.affiliationHalder, Severin; Centre for Rural Development, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany,none
local.edoc.affiliationMartens, Doerte; Department of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Schicklerstraße 5, 16225 Eberswalde, Germany,none
local.edoc.affiliationKappel, Noemi; Department of Vegetable and Mushroom Growing, Corvinus University of Budapest, Fővám tér 8, 1093 Budapest, Hungary,none
local.edoc.affiliationGianquinto, Giorgio; Research Centre in Urban Environment for Agriculture and Biodiversity (ResCUE-AB), Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (Distal), Alma Mater Studiorium-University of Bologna, Viale Fanin 44, 40127 Bologna, Italy,none

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