Beyond Alternative Food Networks: Understanding Motivations to Participate in Orti Urbani in Palermo

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Abstract

Community gardens include many benefits, and different motivations seem to underline citizens’ choices to participate. In Italy, political motivations are considered one of the main reasons for participation in community gardens (known as orti urbani). Drawing from the orti urbani experience in Palermo (the largest city in Sicily, Southern Italy), this study aims to understand the main motivations that influence citizens’ participation and to measure the effects of these motivations on fruit and vegetable consumption among participants. Findings reveal that orti urbani attract middle-class participants who possess high amounts of cultural capital but relatively less financial capital. Among the motivations affecting the citizens’ participation, eating safe food is the most important one. Orti urbani represent a solution to the increasing concerns about the safety of food and the urban environment.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-11
Numero di pagine11
RivistaCULTURE, AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

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Italy
Economics
Sicily
food
citizen participation
Food
community gardens
Food Safety
Vegetables
citizens' participation
Fruit
Eating
vegetable consumption
cultural capital
fruit consumption
large city
vegetables
eating behavior
community

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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