Lukasik Karolina

The goal of this project is to study the conflicts that arise between gardeners concerning the non-human inhabitants (rodents, birds, insects, stray animals) of urban allotment gardens, and to understand how these conflicts are resolved. As the project examines urban allotment gardens in Finland and Poland, it will also allow for comparisons between the two different cultural and spatial contexts. The data gathered in this project consists of interviews with the gardeners and ecological observations (via recorded camera footage) of the species inhabiting the gardens. It offers an insight into urban biodiversity and its preservation, and the project results will help provide new knowledge to combat the current collapse in biodiversity.