Veronica Gaylie, associate professor of education, has just published a book that looks at urban school gardens and how they act as a bridge between action and thought.
In the book, Gaylie discusses how these gardens act as an effective, small-scale response to global issues around access to food and land -- offering practical knowledge of farming and help renewing cultural ideals of shared space and mutual support for the environment. The book brings together both environmental philosophy and a practical model to live and learn by.
The ideas behind this book brought Gaylie across North America, where she looked at the history of school and community garden practice in Eastern industrial cities as well as in four Pacific Rim regions. Throughout, the book looks at urban gardens as a central symbol for environmental learning.
To find out more about this book visit the Peter Lang website.