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Community gardens ‘part of urban renewal and sustainability’

Planting vegetables on vacant spaces helps build a positive sense of community, researcher says

Sydney’s community gardens are playing a vital role in urban renewal, community mental health and understanding of cultural differences, research conducted by the University of New South Wales has found.

Linda Corkery, a landscape architect and built environment professor at UNSW, says the rise of community gardens in city streets has overtaken and replaced the environmental activist concept of “guerrilla gardening”.

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