Farmer Will Allen and the growing table

by Martin, Jacqueline Briggs,

Format: OverDrive Read 2014 2014
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Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Basketball-player-turned-urban-farmer Will Allen is the subject of this inspiring picture book. After spending his childhood on a farm where he vowed never to plant or dig ever again Allen went on to play professional basketball in Europe. While there, he realized that he actually enjoyed making food grow, and so, back in the U.S., he purchased a derelict lot in Milwaukee and began the process of transforming it into an urban farm. He learned lessons along the way, such as the appropriate compost to feed to the red wriggler worms that keep his soil clean and healthy. Allen now oversees an operation that aims to educate and encourage people around the world to grow their own food even if they only have a pot on their porch to cultivate. The idea of farming as a community builder, rather than a solitary vocation, comes across clearly in the book. Martin's spare, purposeful language covers a great deal of territory, and a large time frame, but it never overwhelms or sounds preachy. The illustrations represent diverse individuals working together and enjoying the bounty of their labor. An amiable note from Will Allen concludes, as well as a list of resources to help kids start their own gardens.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Allen, Will, 1949- Juvenile literature
Urban agriculture Juvenile literature
Vegetable gardening Juvenile literature
Juvenile Fiction
Picture Book Fiction
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Live Oak Media,2014
Live Oak Media2014
Other Titles Farmer Will Allen & the growing table
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Read
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781430117155
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