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Grace from the Garden: Changing the World One Garden at a Time

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"Gardening is the most basic of languages, the labor from which we're all born and nourished. . . ."

In these pages, we travel the country with Debra Landwehr Engle as she visits 20 gardens and gardeners from California to Maine and Minnesota to Arkansas, showing us that grassroots campaigns actually can and do involve roots--and seeds and garden trowels. That any person w
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 23rd 2003 by Rodale Books
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Michelle Voelker
As a gardener, I enjoyed the individual stories of hope and generosity. I also enjoyed getting to know each gardener and their individual stories. Ms. Engle provides enough details and information that a chapter is enough for each individual story.
Some people might feel the stories told this book seem a bit repetitive, and the writing might not be super wonderful, but in this case, I don't care. Each story is worth being told and heard, and thank goodness Mrs. Engle chose to take the time to do it. What a great reason to write a book:to showcase real-life accounts of compassion and service. I found that it was good to read one or two accounts each day and then let their importance and lessons have a place in my thoughts.
Always a nice time to open this gem back up again--

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
-William Shakespeare
Group of short stories, how gardens connect people to other people and to their environment. Great for people who love gardening and for community activists - scocial workers.
A collection of stories about people and their gardens. All of the gardeners are working to make the world a better place. Nice bedside reading for any gardener.
Interesting stories about people gardening and gardens but a little goes a long way for me. Halfway thru I am ready to stop reading it.
I felt I needed something beside chick lit to read. It was interesting. I didn't love it, but I did finish it.
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I grew up loving books. Some of my earliest memories are of trips to the grand old library in downtown Des Moines, where we'd pull book after book off the shelves in the children's section and carry them home with great anticipation.

One of my sisters (I'm the youngest of six kids) and I had an ongoing contest to see who could read the most Newbery Award books. We'd pick up bookmarks at the librar
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