[montanafood_ag] Growing a Garden City

Crissie McMullan crissiemc at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 16 16:27:23 MST 2010

Hi friends--

My husband Jeremy Smith has recently published a book that I think you'll be 
interested in (and may want to add to your holiday shopping list!) called 
"Growing a Garden City" (Skyhorse/W.W. Norton).

Featuring  15 main characters --a troubled  teen, a grandmother of 20, a 
homeless shelter chef, a single mother, a  food bank officer, an entire first 
grade class, and more--"Growing a  Garden City" tells the surprising, inspiring 
true story of one of the  country's most far-reaching experiments in urban 
transformation through  community food, farms, and gardens. All right here in 

Woven into the narrative are an introduction by Bill McKibben, 80 color 
photographs, and seven "How It Works" sections so people can emulate and build 
on the achievements in the book wherever they call home.

Jane Goodall says: "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." Booklist  Magazine says: 
"Bright, vibrant, and buoyantly accessible, this  effervescent celebration of 
the local food movement thrums with regional, national, and international 

More information and excerpts from "Growing a Garden City," including two 
60-second YouTube book trailers, are available at:


Thank you all for all you do to make our home a national model--I hope you enjoy 
the read!

All the best,

Crissie McMullan

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