Community Gardens and Self-Built Structures as a Form of Cultural Expression

  • Carolin Mees
Part of the Urban Agriculture book series (URBA)


In the seventh chapter the cultural aspects of the development of self-built structures in community gardens receive special attention with the analysis of the context of community gardening, shared urban land use and culture. This discussion focusses on the example of the small shelter structure called “casita” that is part of Puerto Rican culture as well as of community gardens the South Bronx in addition to other self-built community garden structures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolin Mees
    • 1
  1. 1.BrooklynUSA

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