The Ecological Citizen

A free-to-access publication confronting human supremacy in defence of the Earth


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Enchanted minds, empowered hands: Reflections from an urban food garden

Deborah Dutta

The Ecological Citizen Vol 7 No 1 2024: epub-096-1 to 8

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First published: 13 September 2023  |  Permanent URL  |  Download citation in RIS format


Reflecting on a terrace-farming project facilitated in an urban school, how students encountered moments of 'enchantment' through sensory interactions with the plants is explored. Illustrative examples are used to show the primacy of unmediated, direct experiences in natural surroundings as a core part of nurturing an ecocentric sensitivity.



Agriculture, Education