In: UA Magazine no. 18 - Building Communities through Urban Agriculture
The first forms of agriculture in Europe seem to have been community-based, as is still the case in many rural societies of the South. But, in the vicinity of modern cities, farmers have found it difficult to resist the processes of individualisation and increasing urbanisation. This article will highlight two recent phenomena taking place in France, which respond to and sometimes even counterbalance
these processes. The phenomena both illustrate initiatives that try to restore local urban-rural relationships.