Two new books in the Springer Urban Agriculture series
Seven years have passed since the first publication of the Springer Urban Agriculture Book Series in October 2014. We celebrate this with two new books: Teaching and Learning in Urban Agricultural Community Contexts and Research Approaches in Urban Agriculture and Community Contexts. The books are companion volumes, edited by the same team, and both of them deal with issues related to urban agriculture education. As such, they are unique contributions to the literature on teaching urban agriculture serving as educational models for students, researchers and practitioners.
Teaching and Learning in Urban Agricultural Community Contexts by I. DeCoito, A. Patchen, N. Knobloch and L.T. Esters (eds) fills a void in the literature around how urban agricultural education can be used to create opportunities to educate youth who live in urban areas about growing food. This book covers such topics as how urban youth learn science while engaged in urban agriculture programs, how such programs support youth in becoming interested about healthy eating and science more generally, and how to design urban agriculture programs in support of STEM education. The chapters in this book are written by educational researchers, and each chapter has been reviewed by researchers and practitioners.
The second book, Research Approaches in Urban Agriculture and Community Contexts by L.T. Esters, A. Patchen, I. DeCoito and N. Knobloch (eds), fills a void in the literature around educational research and the design of educational programs as well as the impact of such experiences on learning outcomes within urban agricultural contexts. In particular, this book covers topics such as STEM integration, science learning, student engagement, learning gardens and curriculum design.
These two books have joined eight other books published since 2014, with several more coming out in 2022. The Urban Agriculture Book Series at Springer, edited by Christine Aubry, Eric Duchemin and Joe Nasr, is for researchers, professionals, policy-makers and practitioners working on agriculture in and near urban areas. Katrin Bohn serves on the editorial board.
For more information on the Springer Urban Agriculture Book Series see here.
Research Approaches in Urban Agriculture and Community Contexts can be found here.
Teaching and Learning in Urban Agricultural Community Contexts is here.
Image: Cover extract of one of the new titles in the Urban Agriculture Book Series (source: Springer www 2021)