From the Ground Up: A Food Grower's Education in Life, Love, and the Movement That's Changing the Nation

From the Ground Up: A Food Grower's Education in Life, Love, and the Movement That's Changing the Nation

Jeanne Nolan


An inspiring tale for everybody who’s ever dreamed of starting to be the foodstuff they eat
 
while Jeanne Nolan, looking for a much less materialistic, extra genuine life, left Chicago in 1987 to hitch a communal farm, she had no concept that her decades-long trip could lead her to the center of a stream that's presently altering our nation’s courting to nutrition. Now a pace-setter within the sustainable foodstuff move, Nolan stocks her tale in From the floor Up, supporting us comprehend the advantages of natural gardening—for the surroundings, our future health, our wallets, our households, and our groups. the nice information, as Nolan indicates us, is that it hasn't ever been more straightforward to develop the greens we consume, no matter if on our rooftops, in our backyards, in our faculty yards, or on our fireplace escapes.
 
From the floor Up chronicles Nolan’s trip as she back seventeen years later, dissatisfied with communal lifestyles, to her mom and dad’ suburban domestic at the North Shore as a unmarried mom with few marketable talents. Her mom prompt she plant a vegetable backyard of their backyard, and it grew so abundantly that she validated a small company planting natural gardens in suburban yards. She used to be then requested to create an natural farm for kids at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, and he or she quickly started fitting gardens round the city—on a restaurant’s rooftop, in class yards, and for nonprofit agencies. not just did she observe that essentially someone at any place may possibly develop greens on a small scale yet she discovered a better lesson to boot: instead of flip her again on mainstream society, she can make a distinction on this planet. the reply she was once looking for was once no additional than her personal backyard.  
 
during this relocating and encouraging account, which mixes her attention-grabbing own trip with the data she won alongside the way in which, Nolan is helping us comprehend the significance of planting and consuming organically—both for our health and wellbeing and for the environment—and presents functional information for turning out to be our foodstuff. With the message that we will create utopias in our personal backyards and rooftops, From the floor Up can motivate every one folks to think again our dating to the foodstuff we eat.

Praise for From the floor Up
 
“One of the main clever, incredible and bold backyard memoirs I’ve learn in decades . . . radiant with wish and love.”The manhattan instances booklet Review

“The pleasure of From the floor Up isn't really Nolan’s personal chuffed finishing yet really the illuminating manner she applies her imaginative and prescient to functional difficulties. . . . the toughest memoir to jot down is the person who is sincere yet now not self-obsessed; Nolan accomplishes this with readability and poise.”—Jane Smiley, Harper’s

“[A] infrequent and unbelievable factor: a gripping gardening memoir . . . [Nolan’s] voice is a decent and reassuring one.”Chicago Reader

“[A] clean narrative . . . From the floor Up triumphs the yard micro-garden because it imparts classes from Nolan’s existence approximately kin. . . . The booklet is an efficient learn for foodies and enthusiasts of a very good tale alike, and an idea to backyard anywhere you will discover space.”—Fredericksburg loose Lance–Star

From the floor Up resonates powerfully with me, as a gardener, and evokes me to ‘double dig’ my backyard mattress. yet even readers who preserve their fingernails fresh will take advantage of this pretty tale and robust message.”—Sophia Siskel, president and CEO of the Chicago Botanic Garden

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