Kealia, HI (March 1, 2008)- This book, Engaging Uninvolved Communities in Urban Forestry: It’s About More Than Trees, rich with colorful photographs and vivid case studies, takes you to inspiring urban greening projects across the nation. Though the settings and social issues at the project sites vary they have one thing in common: urban greening was used as a catalyst to improve living situations.
Some participants grow gardens to teach nutrition and help residents become more self-sufficient. Others clear dump sites and beautify neglected areas to eliminate crime and gang activity and bring color and hope to violent neighborhoods. Dr. Carroll’s insightful narrative about each site describes the challenges that leaders and participants face as well as successes they celebrate. Anyone who loves plants and is committed to social change will find a plethora of ideas about how to plant hope in any soil, in any neighborhood.
All ACT members receive a 10% discount on the book on disk though August 2008, using coupon code MTTX108. For larger orders or other questions, contact Dr. Colleen Carroll.
Purchase Engaging Uninvolved Communities in Urban Forestry: It’s About More Than Trees.