Growing A Garden City

Growing A Garden City

How Farmers, First Graders, Counselors, Troubled Teens, Foodies, A Homeless Shelter Chef, Single Mothers, and More Are Transforming Themselves and Their Neighborhoods Through the Intersection of Local Agriculture and Community--and How You Can, Too

Book - 2010
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Fifteen people--plus a class of first graders--tell how local food, farms, and gardens changed their lives and their community...and how they can change yours, too.

Growing a Garden City includes: Fifteen first-person stories of personal and civic transformation from a range of individuals, including farmers and community garden members, a low-income senior and troubled teen, a foodie, a food bank officer, and many more Seven in-depth "How It Works" sections on student farms, community gardens, community supported agriculture (CSA), community education, farm work therapy, community outreach, and more Detailed information on dozens of additional resources from relevant books and websites to government programs and national non-profit organizations Over 80 full-color photographs showing a diverse local food community at home, work, and play Read Growing a Garden City to: Learn how people like you, with busy lives like yours, can and do enjoy the many benefits of local food without having to become full-time organic farmers Gain the information you need to organize or get involved in your own "growing community" anywhere across the country and around the world
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2010.
ISBN: 9781616081089
Characteristics: xiv, 225 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Jannotta, Sepp
Harder, Chad


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Feb 07, 2013

Great book, tied together all the people involved or currently working in the garden! I loved reading their stories, how things have worked out, how to plan and hope for something similiar in our area.

darSLC Mar 21, 2012

One of my favorite community building books for 2011! Jeremy N Smith is amazing and the story should inspire big and small towns all across the US and beyond. Its a great model for building community with food and agriculture on any scale. Must Read!


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