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Leberecht Migge's "Green Manifesto": Envisioning a Revolution of Gardens
David H. Haney
Leberecht Migge's "Green Manifesto," published in Germany in 1919,
represents one of the most overtly political tracts ever written by a
landscape architect. In this document, Migge proposed that all social
and economic problems of the German nation could be solved by creating
as many gardens as possible, which included parks, but most importantly,
small, intensive vegetable gardens where everyone could grow their own
food. If "everyman" could be self-sufficient, then they supposedly would
enjoy relative freedom from the domination of the capitalist system.
Migge's vision was not of a nostalgic return to nature, but a synthesis
of garden, dwelling, and communal space that embraced the latest
developments in technology. Migge applied the principles of the garden
and gardening to the whole country, proposing such forward-looking
policies as regional and national resource management. This paper
examines the background conditions which led Migge to make such broad
claims of economic, political, and social importance for the garden, and
considers some negative aspects of his position, specifically in light
of colonialist nationalism.
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