'In Growing a Garden City' author Jeremy N. Smith visits San Juan Island libraries
June 1, 2011 · 1:54 PM
In "Growing a Garden City", Jeremy N. Smith tells first-person stories from a range of individuals, including farmers and gardeners, a low-income senior, a troubled teen and others who have embraced the local food movement.
Smith will speak about his book at the San Juan Library June 4, 5:30 p.m. and at the Lopez Library June 5, 2 p.m.
Smith demonstrates how diverse residents of a city establishing community gardens, food kitchens, co-op subscriptions, college internships, agriculture-based education, and farm-work therapy programs to transform a population as at risk as any in America into one that now stands as a model for community-supported agriculture.
He makes the argument that it’s possible to eat well locally even if you don’t live on a rural homestead or in an elite urban area, and that volunteer-powered farms and gardens, even in a harsh climate, can provide satisfying food to feed a diverse population. For more information on "Growing a Garden City", visit http://growingagardencity.com
Jeremy N. Smith is a writer and freelance journalist based in Missoula, Mont.
For more information on "Growing a Garden City", visit growingagardencity.com.