(…)Most important has been the creation of urban gardens, which spread across the country in the 1980s and 1990s, thanks mostly to the initiatives of immigrant communities from Africa, the Caribbean, or the South of the United States. Their significance cannot be overestimated. Urban gardens have opened the way to a ‘rurbanization’ process that is indispensable if we are to regain control over our food production, regenerate our environment, and provide for our subsistence.

The gardens are far more than a source of food security: they are centers of sociality, knowledge production, and cultural and intergenerational exchange.

from What Commons?
Silvia Federici, Re-Enchanting the World. Feminisms and the Politics of the Commons 2019 | p.105-106