What Makes Food Gardens Fail or Succeed?

Urban food gardens are a vital antidote to food deserts, writes Leonie Joubert in the sixth chapter of the Food Dialogues Report . Here she discusses what it takes to make a community food garden successful. Urban food gardens are an important way to help trickle-feed much-needed fresh produce into our kitchens. They are also a key way to remind urbanites, who are now so far removed from the soil that gives us our food, that growing food is something that needs time, dedication, skill and plenty of resources. It teaches us the real value of food. While food garden initiatives are often well meaning, there are very real reasons why they fail. We must bear this in mind when we craft policies and development projects that are geared towards addressing food and hunger issues in the urban context. We must also guard against getting locked into urban gardens as the only solution...

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