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Changing patterns of allotment gardening in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Tóth, Attila, Duží, Barbora, Vávra, Jan, Supuka, Ján, Bihuňová, Mária, Halajová, Denisa, Martinat, Stanislav and Nováková, Eva 2018. Changing patterns of allotment gardening in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Nature and Culture 13 (1) , pp. 162-188. 10.3167/nc.2018.130108

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Allotment gardens have played a significant role in Czech and Slovak society for decades, building upon a rich history of gardening. This article elaborates on Czech and Slovak allotments in the European context and identifies their core functions, services, and benefits. We provide a thorough historical review of allotments in this region, reaching back to the eighteenth century to trace significant periods and historic events that shaped society in general and urban gardening in particular. We analyze the development of allotments until and after 1989 and illustrate key aspects of their present situation using case studies and examples. The article provides a complex historical narrative as a good basis for discussions on contemporary trends, challenges, and visions for the future of urban allotment gardening in both countries.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Bergahn Journals
ISSN: 1558-6073
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 March 2018
Date of Acceptance: 30 November 2017
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2021 12:50

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