Growing a Garden City in DC, March 15th

This is a sponsored event of Slow Food DC!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Busboys & Poets @ 14th & V
2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Jeremy N. Smith, writer for *Gourmet* and *Saveur* and author of *Growing a Garden City*, will share the surprising, inspiring stories and message of his book, in which 15 main characters he calls “the new faces of local food”–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–transformed themselves and their neighborhoods through the intersection of local agriculture and community. With him to highlight great work on the ground in D.C. and opportunities to get involved, as well as answer questions, will be leaders of the DC Farm to School Network, the Neighborhood Farm Initiative, the National Family Farm Coalition, and Slow Food D.C.


“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 UN Messenger of Peace

“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 and author of Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

“Bright, vibrant, and buoyantly accessible, this effervescent celebration of the local food movement thrums with regional, national, and international implications.”
—Booklist, starred review

“An important book. A heart-warming book. A hopeful book. So many people can relate to parts of the story. You don’t realize all these other aspects of what community gardening in its broadest sense can be.”
—The Write Question

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

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