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Exploring the phenomena “foraging” in urban green spaces: examples from Järva City District and Stockholm County
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
2020 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Utforskande av fenomenet att samla och plocka i urbana grönområden : exempel från Järva och Stockholm (Swedish)
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As cities globally experience rapid urbanization, the pressure on urban green areas increases and simultaneously opportunities for human-nature interactions decrease, which are crucial for urban citizens’ wellbeing. Urban foraging- the gathering of plant or fungal materials in urban areas- is a common human-nature interaction that has been inadequately studied and overlooked in urban policy, planning, and design. The objective of this thesis is to gain insights into the practices, motivations, and barriers of foragers in Järva City District and Stockholm County. Through an exploratory mixed methodology approach, this study demonstrated that urban foraging is perceived as a recreational activity that motivates people to get out in nature and connects them to biodiversity in forests and parks within the city. Foraging links people to high quality and local food and encourages the sharing of local ecological knowledge. Foragers investigated display care for nature, indicating that foraging can nurture a bond between nature and urban citizens. The expressed barriers to foraging were time, proximity, lack of knowledge, and fear of pollution. The findings show that foraging provides various benefits for citizens in Stockholm County and Järva City District, implying that urban foraging should not be overlooked in future research and assessments, and should be considered and incorporated into urban policy, planning, and design.

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2020. , p. 71
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biocultural diversity, public food, urban foraging, urban green spaces, urban green commons, wild food
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-178768OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-178768DiVA, id: diva2:1391425
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