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People-Plant Relationships

Setting Research Priorities, 1st Edition

By Joel Flagler

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466 pages

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Presenting the latest research on cross-cultural people-plant relationships, this volume conveys the psychological, physiological, and social responses to plants and the significant role these responses play in improved physical and mental health. With chapters written by field experts, it identifies research priorities and methodologies and outlines the steps for developing a research agenda to aid horticulturalists in their work with social scientists to gain a better understanding of people-plant relationships. This resource covers a wide array of topics including home horticulture and Lyme disease, indoor plants and pollution reduction, and plants and therapy.

Table of Contents

Part I

From the Editor

Foreword, D. Relf

Introduction, J. Flagler

Plants and Human Culture

Plants and Human Culture, C.A. Shoemaker

American Women and Their Gardens: A Study in Health, Happiness,

and Power, 1600-1900, J. Schwartz

Are We Afraid of Plants? Exploring Patriarchal Society’s Devaluing of

Plants, Women, and Nature, R.R. Shearer

Consuming a Therapeutic Landscape: A Multicontextual Framework for Assessing the Health Signifance of Human-Plant Interactions, N.L.Etkin

Adoption and Abandonment of Southeast Asian Food Plants, L.L.Wester, D. Chuensanguansat

Gathered Food and Culture Change: Traditions in Transition in Northeastern Thailand, G. Moreno-Black

People, Plants, and Proto-Paysage: A Study of Ornamental Plants in Residential Front Yards in Honolulu, Hawaii, T. Ikagawa

The Gardens of Hikone, Japan: Studying People-Plant Relationships in Another Culture, L.M.W. Mock

From Open-Mindedness to Naturalism: Garden Design and Ideology in Germany During the Early 20th Century, J. Wolschke-Bulmahn and G. Gröning

Plants and the Community

Cultivating People-Plant Relationships in Community and Cultural Heritage Gardens, San Jose, California (1977-1992), J. Dotter

Gardening’s Impact on People’s Behavior, I.C. Patel

Gardening Changes a Community, T. Keller

Down to Earth Benefits of People-Plant Interactions in Our Community, J.W. Zampini

Human and Plant Ecology: Living Well with Less, R.E. Ulrich

Evaluating Horticultural Therapy: The Ecological Context of Urban Jail Inmates, J.S. Rice, L.L.Remy

Plants and the Individual

Plants and the Individual: A Recent History, V.I.Lohr

People-Plant Principles from the Past, J.S. Kavanagh

The Evolutionary Importance of People-Plant Relationships, C.A. Lewis

Indoor Plants and Pollution Reduction, M. Burchett, R. Wo

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany