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The e-book effects from learn conducted via the authors due to the fact that 1999 on city gardening collectives in Russia, then from the extension of this examine in the direction of collective city gardening in France, with a few investigations in different eu Union Member States and Brazil. This examine was once conducted in the framework of Kazan collage (currently, the Institute of management and Territorial improvement of the Federal college of Kazan) and the French nationwide Institute for Agricultural study (INRA). It enabled the production of a world learn community entitled Sustainable improvement of towns: the connection among City-Dwellers and Nature. This study was once built with aid from a three-year learn agreement (October 2009 – September 2012) with the GESSOL programme of the French Ministry of Ecology, at the subject matter of using city and peri-urban soils for the sustainable improvement of towns. the ultimate document of this study agreement offers the foundation for the book.

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Disconnected from his or her peasant roots, organised institutionally, the city-dweller becomes an actor in the agrobiological work of the soils. His or her cultural representations of the garden are a legacy of past experiences. These continue to be influenced by the classic literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and by the abundant current written and audiovisual production. The Urban Grower’s representations of “the good life” have an impact on his or her current habitat choices.

Later, with the strengthening of the State, the defensive line lost its role, and the domains became ordinary pomesties. Н. Гусев. Лев Николаевич Толстой. Материалы к биографии с 1828 по 1855 год. Издательство Академии наук СССР. Институт мировой литературы им. М. Горького. Москва 1954, с. 28, 35, 234. 9 34 2 The Palimpsest of Urban Gardening in Russia The word votchina is formed from the words from father and homeland. “This is my little homeland, the land inherited from my father”. If a garden is described as votchina, this means it has been inherited.

The respondent is the owner or user. In Federal Service of State Statistics of the Russian Federation, 2008. 3 It counted this year in its periphery (the region called Leningrad) 600,000 garden plots, 120,000 vegetable garden plots, and 180,000 plots in tracts. 1 Population of the Russian Federation (millions of inhabitants). (Source: http://www. 2 Urban population affected by gardening (millions of inhabitants). (Source: Estimates from various sources. 8 to 70 62 to 66 % City-dwellers whose plot is located in an allotment 27 26 % City-dwellers whose plot has a small house where they can stay overnight 43 41 % Most of the plots are located in allotment gardens (comprising the four categories of gardens, vegetable gardens, dachas, and buildable plots).

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