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Urban historian Sam Bass Warner, Jr.'s To Dwell is to Garden: A History of Boston's Community Gardens will be of interest to gardeners, botanists, preservation planners, and anyone who has ever looked around at a debris-strewn abandoned lot and hankered for a plot of ground on which to grow food, community, and pride of place. This book is effectively three different things: (1) a lovely little essay (ca. 40 pages or so) on the history of community gardens in the U.S, (2) a photo essay by Hansi ...more