Flower Power in the Entrepreneurial City

Cities are not so different from the garden, at least in the way we’ve come to think about them.  They can experience “growth” or “decay.”  Neighborhoods can become “blighted” much in the same way corn or potatoes can, and they can also be “revitalized” like a wilting plant in the rain.  Micro-economies can be “fertilized” […]

Abstract – Working in the Field: Community Gardens, Shifting Concrete, and Economies of Difference

My research centers around the idea that the garden can act as a site of socio-cultural production and embodiment.  By gardening — working in them, walking through them, and consuming their products and aesthetics — we are simultaneously engaging with the social world.  Gardens act as material sites which reproduce an interrelated constellation of ideas […]