Grassroots to Global: Broader Impacts of Civic Ecology

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May 24, 2018
edited by Marianne E. Krasny, foreword by Keith G. Tidball



My motivation for this book was simple. I am inspired by community gardening, litter cleanups, tree planting, oyster gardening, mangrove restoration, and similar civic ecology practices. Together with my colleague Keith Tidball, I have explored where and why these practices occur and their local outcomes, including provisioning ecosystem services and fostering learning, health and well-being, social capital, and sense of community among participants. We have published papers and two previous books— Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up (Krasny and Tidball 2015) and Greening in the Red Zone (Tidball and...

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