This volume offers a new perspective to debates on local food and urban sustainability presenting the long silenced voices of the small-scale farmers from the productive green fringe of Sydney's sprawling urban jungle. Providing fresh food for the city and local employment, these culturally and linguistically diverse farmers contribute not only to Sydney's globalizing demographic and cultural fabric, but also play a critical role in the city's environmental sustainability. In the battle for urban space housing development threatens to turn these farmlands into sprawling suburbia. In thinking from and with the urban 'fringe', this book moves beyond the housing versus farming debate to present a vision for urban growth that is dynamic and alive to the needs of the 21st century city. In a unique bringing together of the twin forces shaping contemporary urbanism - environmental change and global population flows - the voices from the fringe demand to be heard in the debate on future urban food sustainability.
Inhalt CHAPTER 1: SYDNEY'S 'INVISIBLE' FARMERSSydney's Market Gardens: A Cultural Economy of Farming on the FringeThe History of CALD market gardeners in SydneyRe-visioning the City from the Edge: Cultural Complexity and Urban AgricultureSpeaking from the FringeRecognition: Determining the efficacy and relevance of prevailing preservation discoursesInto the fieldChapter OutlinesReferencesCHAPTER 2: GROWING SYDNEYA Vision for a Global CityGrowth as DevelopmentAgriculture and Cultural ComplexityFrom Colonial to Global CityEnvironmental and Cultural Limits to GrowthSprawl: The Messiness of the WestHistory of 'Growth' in Sydney's PlansThe 2005 Metropolitan StrategyResponses to the 2005 StrategyGreen ZonesA Plan for Growing Sydney (2015)ConclusionReferencesCHAPTER 3: LOCAL FOOD, URBAN SUSTAINABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITYVortex citiesThe turn to local foodPlanning for PUAProtecting peri-urban agricultureFarmland preservationCountryside preservationVoices from the field: the view of the growerUrban agriculture and cultural diversitySydney's CALD growersConclusionReferencesCHAPTER 4: DIVERSITY-BLIND PLANNINGDiversity and PlanningParticipation in decision-makingConsultation for the 2005 Metropolitan StrategyPublic ConsultationsPerspectives of CALD growersPerspective of Government PlannersTowards an Intercultural PerspectiveConclusionReferencesCHAPTER 5: THE THINGS WE WANT TO KEEP: MIGRANT MARKET GARDENS AS SYDNEY'S HISTORY AND HERITAGEProtecting Farms as Heritage?A Historic Farming LandscapeBringelly ExhibitionOther Exhibitions on Sydney's Agriculture HeritageMigrant Heritage in AustraliaMigrant Gardens as HeritageHeritage Listed Market Gardens in SydneyComparison to Other HeritagesGrowers' PerspectivesA Translocated TraditionA Practice to Protect?Type of Crops GrownFamily TraditionConnection to LandKnowledgeMigration and SettlementFarming as Migrant EmploymentProviding for the Next GenerationA Means of SupportA Question of ValueMigrant Market Gardens as Heritage?ConclusionReferencesCHAPTER 6: SUSTAINING SYDNEYCan we feed Sydney?Sustainability in Sydney Metropolitan PlanningSydney's Forgotten FarmersValuing Sydney's Agriculture: Environmentally, socially and economicallyMoving OutOwners and LesseesCommunitiesPart of a sustainable SydneyThe future of Sydney farmingRooftop and Vertical farming: Alternative and high-tech options for productionGreen zones or green beltsPurchase or transfer of development rightsAgri-Business ParkEconomic Viability: a whole of food system perspectiveHelp wantedConclusionReferencesCHAPTER 7: MULTIPLE URBANISMSGrowth as DevelopmentLand as LivelihoodHeritage and SustainabilityProductive DiversityKey findings of the bookFinal WordReferences
Farming on the Fringe
Peri-Urban Agriculture, Cultural Diversity and Sustainability in Sydney