Urban Farming; Part Two

LAZY SUSAN

When it comes to auto-ethnography and, in this case, its application to urban farming and food sustainability, Ellis et. al explain the importance of examining research from within one’s personal cultural framework. They argue that “auto-ethnographers… must use personal experience to illustrate facets of cultural experience, and, in so doing, make characteristics of a culture familiar for insiders and outsiders.”

My initial interest in urban farming stems from my work with Hidden Harvest, a local not for profit based in the Illawarra region which works a lot with reducing food waste. Whilst urban farming has not necessarily been a central focus of the work I have done with Hidden Harvest, the demographic of people and places who are associated with this topic has opened my eyes to the potential of this activity and it’s prevalent role in addressing food security. As Salim et. al. explain, “urban farming or urban…

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