Reclaiming the Urban Commons with Andrea Gaynor

Wednesday 16th October 2019


Community gardens, school vegetable gardens, urban apiaries and similar initiatives are popping up in cities around the world, and urban local governments across Australia are considering the role that food gardens can play in health and wellbeing. In this talk, Associate Professor Andrea Gaynor will introduce her new book, edited with Nick Rose, Reclaiming the Urban Commons: The Past, Present and Future of Food Growing in Australian Towns and Cities. She will explore some examples of historical and recent urban food production, and look at how they can inspire and inform food-growing initiatives for resilient and sustainable cities.

About Andrea Gaynor:

Andrea Gaynor is associate professor and discipline chair of history at the University of Western Australia. As an environmental historian and activist she has investigated a range of environmental problems from a historical perspective, including fisheries, tree decline, urban and agricultural sustainability, nature conservation and water management.

Bookings essential.

Venue: Library Lounge 

Cost: Free

How to Book: 
Email: libadmin@vincent.wa.gov.au 
Phone: 9273 6090
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Event Details

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Venue: 99 Loftus Street, Leederville, Western Australia, 6007

Event Date(s)

  • Wednesday 16th October 2019