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1954 Punch cartoon shows changing times – from Victory Gardens to lawns

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Lawns became a symbol of an easier way of life after the hardships of the Depression and World War 2

Punch Magazine
1954

In the centre of a group of allotments full of people working, a man whose allotment is only a lawn relaxes on a deckchair.

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From Roof to Table: Photographs by Rob Stephenson

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Garden of Happiness, Bronx. Photo by Rob Stephenson

Book is the result of a year long photo urbanism fellowship

By Megan Canning (Editor), Rob Stephenson (Illustrator)
Design Trust for Public Space
November, 2012

From Roof to Table features 35 full-color photographs that beautifully capture New York City’s urban farms and gardens. The winner of the Design Trust’s 2011 Photo Urbanism fellowship, Brooklyn-based photographer Rob Stephenson spent a year visiting over one hundred farms and gardens-from a farm in Staten Island with 10-foot-high stalks of corn to a church rooftop in Manhattan repurposing baby pools to grow fresh food.

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