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Jeremy N. Smith, author of Growing a Garden City

From: KUFM - Montana Public Radio
Series: The Write Question
Length: 29:05

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The sub-title of the book pretty much sums it up: "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."

Growingagardencity_small "This book demonstrates what can happen when a diverse group of people come together around the simple act of growing food. The voices represented here are fresh, they are passionate, they are incredibly committed, and they are part of a movement that is healing our world one handful of seeds, one bucket of compost, one garden, one meal at a time. In a time when the majority of the world's people live in cities, Growing a Garden City provides us with an inspiring, hopeful, and essential model." --Michael Ableman, farmer, founder of The Center for Urban Agriculture, and author of "Fields of Plenty"

"Hooray for the good green thumbs of the Garden City. May their example continue to spread far and wide. We've never needed it more badly, or wanted it as much!" --Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org and author of "Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future," from the foreword to "Growing a Garden City"

"This beautifully written, gorgeously illustrated book is full of engaging stories, practical advice, wisdom, and inspiration about one of the most hopeful phenomena in today's world: the local food movement." --Daniel Kemmis, former Mayor of Missoula, Montana, and author of "The Good City and the Good Life"

"I love this book. It proves that every one of us, and every patch of soil, can make a difference. The way we connect with nature, with our food, and with each other can change the world." --Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and U.N. Messenger of Peace

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"This book demonstrates what can happen when a diverse group of people come together around the simple act of growing food. The voices represented here are fresh, they are passionate, they are incredibly committed, and they are part of a movement that is healing our world one handful of seeds, one bucket of compost, one garden, one meal at a time. In a time when the majority of the world's people live in cities, Growing a Garden City provides us with an inspiring, hopeful, and essential model." --Michael Ableman, farmer, founder of The Center for Urban Agriculture, and author of "Fields of Plenty"

"Hooray for the good green thumbs of the Garden City. May their example continue to spread far and wide. We've never needed it more badly, or wanted it as much!" --Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org and author of "Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future," from the foreword to "Growing a Garden City"

"This beautifully written, gorgeously illustrated book is full of engaging stories, practical advice, wisdom, and inspiration about one of the most hopeful phenomena in today's world: the local food movement." --Daniel Kemmis, former Mayor of Missoula, Montana, and author of "The Good City and the Good Life"

"I love this book. It proves that every one of us, and every patch of soil, can make a difference. The way we connect with nature, with our food, and with each other can change the world." --Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and U.N. Messenger of Peace

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