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Smith, J., Jehlička, Petr. 2013. „Quiet sustainability: Fertile lessons from Europe's productive gardeners.“ Journal of Rural Studies 32 (3): 148-157. ISSN 0743-0167. Available from:

This paper investigates notable examples of sustainable lifestyles in relation to food systems. It explores the surprisingly neglected case of widely practiced and environmentally sustainable food self-provisioning in post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe. Our argument is rooted in qualitative and quantitative data gathered over a seven-year period (2005–2011). The research considers the extent of and motivations for these practices in Poland and Czechia.


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