Growing healthy local food: sustainability potential and household participation in home gardens

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Show simple item record Ghosh, Sumita en_US
dc.contributor.editor Whitzman, C; and Fincher, R. en_US 2012-10-12T03:36:50Z 2012-10-12T03:36:50Z 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011002170 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ghosh Sumita 2011, 'Growing healthy local food: sustainability potential and household participation in home gardens', , 5th State of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC), Melbourne, Australia, , pp. 1-11. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-646-56805-8 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Home gardens exist within millions of private residential outdoor spaces in the cities and suburbs of the world. This paper builds on author's previous research that formulated two models for estimating sustainability potential of home gardens in growing local food in residential neighbourhoods using GIS and ecological footprint methods. This paper, firstly, aims to investigate spatially using GIS, available productive land areas in domestic gardens in a selected residential suburb in Western Sydney at a Collection District (CD) (approximately 225 dwellings) level as defined by Australian Bureau of Statistics. The morphological correlations of productive land to parcel areas, garden sizes and other land covers such as trees, built roof areas etc. are examined spatially to classify specific garden typologies and their associated dwelling structures. Secondly, using a GIS based model, potential quantity of vegetables that could be produced in a neighbourhood is converted into equivalent food energy units. Only vegetable production is considered as it is common and due to limited availability of local food data on home gardens. Finally, a questionnaire survey with the householders will be conducted to comprehend household participation, problems and prospects of growing food in home gardens. This research analyses and integrates potential and peoples' perceptions of growing local food using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The outcomes formulate an integrated sustainability framework and highlight important local scale spatial and land use planning policy implications. Local food production in home gardens could be a possible pathway to achieving improved suburban sustainability and better public health. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher 5th State of Australian Cities Conference (SOAC) en_US
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dc.title Growing healthy local food: sustainability potential and household participation in home gardens en_US
dc.parent State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC) en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 11 en_US DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120500 en_US
dc.personcode 103146 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Urban and Regional Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC) en_US 20121129 en_US
dc.location.activity Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords local food; suburban gardens; sustainability; household participation; environmental performance. en_US
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dc.staffid 103146 en_US

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