This brief sketch of market gardening in the Braidwood goldfields highlights several aspects relevant to market gardening generally in Australia: first, the frustrating paucity of contemporary archival accounts; second, and related to the above, the importance of anecdotal evidence and the process of verification by physical survey, without which the scale and diversity of operations could only be guessed at; third, the diversity of technologies used for water management; and fourth, the ubiquitousness of Chinese market gardening.
Evidence of rural pursuits other than market gardening is more difficult to obtain.
Here several thousand Chinese men were employed in land clearing (scrub cutting and ringbarking), market gardening, and ancillary activities.
The most notable and enduring of these activities was market gardening supporting intermittent mining or prospecting.
LAYERS OF MEANING: MARKET GARDENING & MINING AT MACLAREN'S FLAT
The project will build the capacity of all the actors involved in market gardening
Avis Mysyk does not deal so much with the first question but she provides some insight into the second one by examining social relations in the province's commercial market gardening industry.
Mysyk also provides a useful sketch of the history of market gardening in Manitoba from its early origins as subsistence farming to a multi-million dollar commercial industry today.
Market gardening can be a very good opportunity to create new jobs, said Luyaku Nsimpasi, IFAD Country Programme Manager for Benin.
Implemented by the Ministry in Charge of Agriculture, the new project will benefit 17,000 market gardening households cultivating plots of just one-eighth of a hectare.