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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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2010 - Gardening - 225 pages
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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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Contents

Josh Slotnick
6
Cori Ash
18
Neva hassanein
30
rick White
38
Student Farm
44
Gita Saedi Kiely and Jason Kiely
58
tim hall
68
Community Gardens
76
the NeW FACeS OF LOCAL FOOD
120
Community Education
136
Farm Work Therapy
166
Kim markuson
182
Jesse Schraufnagel
190
how garden city harvest works
215
acknowledgments
225
Copyright

Community Supported Agriculture CSA
108

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About the author (2010)

Jeremy N. Smith 's work has appeared in Gourmet , Saveur , the Christian ScienceMonitor , and the Chicago Tribune . He lives in Missoula, Montana.

Chad Harder is a photojournalist and the chief photographer for The Missoula Independent .

Sepp Jannotta is a journalist living in Missoula, Montana,covering everything from sports to government to the environment.

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