The worldwide success of Australia's innovative landcare movement has resulted largely from its core philosophy of community participation and from drawing together many unlikely partnerships.
Participative Approaches for Landcare: Perspectives, Policies and Programs analyses the differing ideas and values of a cross- section of landcare professionals. Chapters are provided by farmers, representatives, conservationists, businessmen, teachers, communicators, academics, and authorities. The book is directed at professionals in environmental care programs and provides absorbing insights for all who are interested in the Australian landcare movement and in community participative strategies.
The editors have grouped the 17 chapters into three sections - perspectives, policies, and programs - and have integrated each with a section introduction and a section review. This reinforces the attempt to provide a book that will give a balanced overview and that will supplement existing sources, such as journals, audiovisual aids, and the popular media.
Ein Jahrhundert Kleingartenkultur in Frankfurt am Main
Published by: Waldemar Kramer, Frankfurt am Main (in German) Growing concern about open green areas for the increasing urban populations brings city planners from around the world to Germany to learn about allotment gardens. The book, Von Ackermann bis Ziegelhuette, by Gert Groening and Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, is part of a series that investigates the history of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. This particular volume discusses in detail the history of small space gardens and their future planning into the twenty-first century. Special attention is paid to the traditions and the associations that formed to support the allotment garden establishments. These garden communities and their support groups give rise to an active social life initiating garden shows, annual festivals, and competitions honoring the most beautiful gardens. The incorporation of small space gardens in the city planning for over a hundred years makes Frankfurt am Main a perfect example for this investigation. (Book reviewed by Engelbert Roth.)