Farming on the Fringe: Peri-Urban Agriculture, Cultural Diversity and Sustainability in Sydney

Farming on the Fringe: Peri-Urban Agriculture, Cultural Diversity and Sustainability in Sydney

by Sarah James

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Farming on the Fringe: Peri-Urban Agriculture, Cultural Diversity and Sustainability in Sydney by Sarah James

This volume offers a new perspective to debates on local food and urban sustainability presenting the long silenced voices of the small-scale farmers from the productive green fringe of Sydney’s sprawling urban jungle. Providing fresh food for the city and local employment, these culturally and linguistically diverse farmers contribute not only to Sydney’s globalizing demographic and cultural fabric, but also play a critical role in the city’s environmental sustainability. In the battle for urban space housing development threatens to turn these farmlands into sprawling suburbia. In thinking from and with the urban ‘fringe’, this book moves beyond the housing versus farming debate to present a vision for urban growth that is dynamic and alive to the needs of the 21st century city. In a unique bringing together of the twin forces shaping contemporary urbanism - environmental change and global population flows - the voices from the fringe demand to be heard in the debate on future urban food sustainability.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319812304
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Series: Urban Agriculture
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


CHAPTER 1: SYDNEY’S ‘INVISIBLE’ FARMERS
Sydney’s Market Gardens: A Cultural Economy of Farming on the Fringe
The History of CALD market gardeners in Sydney
Re-visioning the City from the Edge: Cultural Complexity and Urban Agriculture
Speaking from the Fringe
Recognition: Determining the efficacy and relevance of prevailing preservation discourses
Into the field
Chapter Outlines
References
CHAPTER 2: GROWING SYDNEY
A Vision for a Global City
Growth as Development
Agriculture and Cultural Complexity
From Colonial to Global City
Environmental and Cultural Limits to Growth
Sprawl: The Messiness of the West
History of ‘Growth’ in Sydney’s Plans
The 2005 Metropolitan Strategy
Responses to the 2005 Strategy
Green Zones
A Plan for Growing Sydney (2015)
ConclusionReferences
CHAPTER 3: LOCAL FOOD, URBAN SUSTAINABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY
Vortex cities
The turn to local food
Planning for PUA
Protecting peri-urban agriculture
Farmland preservation
Countryside preservation
Voices from the field: the view of the grower
Urban agriculture and cultural diversity
Sydney’s CALD growers
Conclusion
References
CHAPTER 4: DIVERSITY-BLIND PLANNING
Diversity and Planning
Participation in decision-making
Consultation for the 2005 Metropolitan Strategy
Public Consultations
Perspectives of CALD growers
Perspective of Government Planners
Towards an Intercultural Perspective
Conclusion
References
CHAPTER 5: THE THINGS WE WANT TO KEEP: MIGRANT MARKET GARDENS AS SYDNEY’S HISTORY AND HERITAGE
Protecting Farms as Heritage?
A Historic Farming Landscape
Bringelly Exhibition
Other Exhibitions on Sydney’s Agriculture Heritage
Migrant Heritage in Australia
Migrant Gardens as Heritage
Heritage Listed Market Gardens in Sydney
Comparison to Other Heritages
Growers’ Perspectives
A Translocated Tradition
A Practice to Protect?
Type of Crops Grown
Family Tradition
Connection to Land
Knowledge
Migration and Settlement
Farming as Migrant Employment
Providing for the Next Generation
A Means of Support
A Question of Value
Migrant Market Gardens as Heritage?
Conclusion
References
CHAPTER 6: SUSTAINING SYDNEY
Can we feed Sydney?
Sustainability in Sydney Metropolitan Planning
Sydney’s Forgotten Farmers
Valuing Sydney’s Agriculture: Environmentally, socially and economically
Moving Out
Owners and Lessees
Communities
Part of a sustainable Sydney
The future of Sydney farming
Rooftop and Vertical farming: Alternative and high-tech options for production
Green zones or green belts
Purchase or transfer of development rights
Agri-Business Park
Economic Viability: a whole of food system perspective
Help wanted
Conclusion
ReferencesCHAPTER 7: MULTIPLE URBANISMS
Growth as Development
Land as Livelihood
Heritage and Sustainability
Productive Diversity
Key findings of the book
Final Word
References

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