Exploring guerrilla gardening: gauging public views on the grassroots activity

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Exploring guerrilla gardening: gauging public views on the grassroots activity. / Adams, David; Larkham, Peter; Hardman, Micheal .

In: Local Environment, Vol. 20, No. 10, 10.2015, p. 1231-1246.

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Adams, David ; Larkham, Peter ; Hardman, Micheal . / Exploring guerrilla gardening: gauging public views on the grassroots activity. In: Local Environment. 2015 ; Vol. 20, No. 10. pp. 1231-1246.

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