Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jeremy N. Smith, author of Growing a Garden City

Does the Guinness World Records offer a prize for longest title? Is so, Jeremy N. Smith's new book about the Garden City Harvest project in Missoula, Montana, should have a easy win. 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.

Title prize, or no, Smith's collection of personal stories, interspersed with gorgeous color photographs by Chad Harder and Sepp Jannotta, tells the remarkable, true story of a city learning to feed itself.

In his forward to the book, Bill McKibben writes: "As you read this book, you'll start to see that change has come not just because it's needed, but because we've finally begun to understand that there's something in us that needs to nurture and provide ... 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!"

Hear Chérie Newman's interview with Jeremy Smith Thursday evening at 6:30 ( or 7:30 ( Or listen by subscribing to The Write Question podcast.

More information about Jeremy N. Smith and Growing a Garden City.

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