Watch me grow : a down-to-earth look at growing food in the city

by Hodge, Deborah.

Format: Print Book 2011
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Summary
A charming introduction in words and photographs to growing food in the city. The companion title to Up We Grow! is another informative and inspiring book about small-scale, local farming. This time the focus is on raising food in cities, where it can be grown anywhere ? on windowsills, balconies, yards, boulevards and even rooftops. Children follow the food, from planting and tending to harvesting and eating. Kids also read about sharing in community gardens and community kitchens and about the friendships and sense of caring that grow as people tend their city gardens.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In Up We Grow (2010), included in this year's Top 10 Books on the Environment for Youth list, Hodge and Harris introduce young children to life on a sustainable rural farm. This companion title, which has the same small, square format, showcases the myriad, creative places that urban dwellers are producing food, from windowsills to fire escapes to community gardens. Heavily illustrated with color photos, the text, printed in a cramped font, is occasionally cloying (Soon these eggs will hatch and there will be baby birds in the garden. Chirp, chirp.), and sidebar activities, such as growing indoor herbs and making smoothies, are somewhat vaguely described and will require adult supervision. Still, the simple, straightforward words and candid images of diverse gardeners young and old offer a rare introduction to an exciting movement and spotlight how urban agriculture helps build communities. With its many interactive questions, this will easily inspire city kids to get their hands dirty: Do you have a patch of earth or container you can turn into a garden? --Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This companion to Up We Grow! moves from the farm to the fire escape as it explores ways that gardeners are growing food in community gardens, on rooftops, and in backyards. Harris contributes numerous photos of children getting in on the action-watering plants, tilling soil, and enjoying the (literal) fruits of their labor. Emphasizing the communal aspects of urban farming, Hodge offers tips (such as how to grow a "pizza garden") and questions for readers: "Do you have a patch of earth or container you can turn into a garden?" Direct and informative, this should inspire many kids to test out how green their thumbs are. Ages 4-7. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Urban agriculture -- Juvenile literature.
Urban agriculture.
Publisher Toronto, ON ; Tonowanda, NY :Kids Can Press,2011
Contributors Harris, Brian, 1951-
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
ISBN 9781554536184 (hbk.)
1554536189 (hbk.)
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