A New Kind of Social Network
Learn how one mountain town was revitalized by growing food. Teenagers in trouble, college students, single moms, retirees, first graders, foodies, farmers – the entire city of Missoula, Montana transformed itself by cultivating dozens of vacant plots and small farms. Garden City Harvest brought fresh vegetables to people all over the city. But the community discovered more than the possibilities inherent in growing produce. The residents discovered each other.
The needs were great. One in five citizens live in poverty. The challenges are daunting. Missoula only has 100 frost-free days per year. Author Jeremy N. Smith shows how his town, and any place, anywhere, can find community through a new kind of interdependence: everyone relies on each other, everyone is necessary, everyone belongs. He documents the adventure in his new illustrated book: Growing a Garden City.
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