A photo essay tracing the urban gardening movement in the United States, with a special focus on the Sixth Street and Avenue B Garden in Manhattan
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The community gardens in vacant lots scattered throughout New York City are backdrops for a variety of activities other than gardening, from displays of arts projects to jugglers and musical performances. Huff's enthusiasm for these gardens is apparent in the positive tone of her book. In a casual style, she presents a clear, well-organized description of the gardens, including a chapter on their history and their current status and problems. Although the book is well written and organized, it will have limited appeal. The color photographs are crisp, but lack distinctive subjects or themes, making them more like snapshots than illustrations; many of them are of foliage, with or without urban buildings in the background. Represented in the photographs are Oriental, Afro-American, and Hispanic children. Other books exist on gardening for children, but this may well be the first that discusses city gardens. --Denise Krell, New York Public Library
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Book Description Clarion Books, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New hardcover with no dust jacket. An unread copy from bookstore stock. Very minor shelf wear.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Bookseller Inventory # 111710020026
Book Description Clarion Books, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110899197418
Book Description Clarion Books, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Peter Ziebel (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0899197418