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

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

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By (author) Jeremy N Smith, By (photographer) Chad Harder, By (photographer) Sepp Jannotta, Foreword by Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben

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  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 257mm x 28mm | 962g
  • Publication date: 6 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1616081082
  • ISBN 13: 9781616081089
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,069,275

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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

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