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Hortas urbanas. Estudo de caso de Lisboa

Author(s): Gonçalves, Rita Gonçalves Galvão

Date: 2014

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Origin: Repositório da UTL

Subject(s): urban agriculture; community gardens; gardeners; social and recreative horticulture parks; Lisbon


The present work aims to study the reappearance of the phenomenon of the Community Gardens, all over the world and, specifically in the Portuguese context, with special focus on the city of Lisbon. For this purpose, there were selected the Granja’s Social Community Garden and the Campolide and Telheiras’ Recreative Community Gardens, where inquiries were performed with the goal to outline the characterization of the newly-gardeners and to understand the reasons that brought up the return of their interest in the farming activity. It was found that, regardless the typology of the Community Gardens, the reemergence of these spaces is related, not only with the fact that people enjoy practicing agriculture, but also with the growing concern about the quality of the consumed products. Other motivations were considered important, this time directly related with the typology of Community Garden treated. So, while in Granja’s Garden, many gardeners try to remember their rural life through agricultural activity, in Campolide and Telheiras’ Gardens, the proximity with the Nature and the practice of Organic Farming revealed to be determinant aspects. In summary, the reappearance of Community Gardens comes as a revival of past experiences and as a result of the current socioeconomic situation

Mestrado em Engenharia Agronómica - Instituto Superior de Agronomia

Document Type Master thesis
Language Portuguese
Advisor(s) Rodrigo, Isabel Maria Gomes
Contributor(s) Gonçalves, Rita Gonçalves Galvão
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