A Place to Grow: Voices and Images of Urban Gardeners

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David Hassler, Lynn Gregor
Pilgrim Press, 1998 - Photography - 104 pages
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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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David Hassler directs the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University and is the author of two books of poems, most recently Red Kimono, Yellow Barn, for which he was awarded Ohio Poet of the Year. He is the author of Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community (The Kent State University Press, 2006) and coeditor of Learning by Heart: Contemporary American Poetry about School, After the Bell: Contemporary American Prose about School, and A Place to Grow: Voices and Images of Urban Gardeners.

Snyder produces a wide range of photographic images for advertising and industry. A founding member of the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of media Photographers, he has taught at Lakeland Community College and Cuyahoga Community College.

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