A Place to Grow: Voices and Images of Urban Gardeners
David Hassler, Lynn Gregor
Pilgrim Press, The/United Church Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Photography - 104 pages
Community vegetable gardens -- and the hope they bring for changing people's lives -- are at the very heart of urban renewal. With seeds, soil, and sweat, inner-city gardeners work steadily, with genuine passion and commitment, to make their neighborhoods better places to live. As one gardener, Father Jim O'Donnell, says, "It's bringing life to a place that for many people was very blighted.... People also need something to get outside themselves, and what better way than to get into a garden?"A Place to Grow: Voices and Images of Urban Gardeners shares the gardeners' own stories -- what got them started, how their gardens have enriched their lives and nourished their communities, and the ways in which they see their gardens as places of contemplation and prayer.
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