Emilee Bell


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult, Nonfiction, Nutrition, Health, Social Movements, Community

Document Type

Book Review


Children can get back to their roots with Carol Hand’s Growing Green: Urban Gardening. Hand weaves a history of gardening with practical application, inviting readers of all ages to introduce gardens into their lifestyles. Global gardening traditions are explained in this book, as well as predictions of future trends in the gardening space. Urban Gardening emphasizes the many benefits of gardening, a new vocabulary, and do-it-yourself methods. Community, school, home, and personal garden options are discussed at length, as well as possible strategies for combating challenges that urban dwellers might face in constructing and nurturing their gardens, including pollution, space, and vandals. This is an excellent book for home and school efforts to involve children in gardening initiatives.