The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough

byKatie Smith MilwayIllustratorSylvie Daigneault

Hardcover | September 1, 2010

The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough by Katie Smith Milway
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From the best-selling author of One Hen comes the inspiring story of one struggling farming family in Honduras and their journey to growing enough food to meet their needs. Based on the real story of farm transformation underway in Honduras and many other countries, this book offers children ways they can be part of the movement to grow "good gardens" and foster food security.

Eleven-year-old María Luz and her family live on a small farm. This year their crop is poor, and they may not have enough to eat or to sell for other essentials, such as health care, school uniforms and books.

When María's father must leave home to find work, she is left in charge of their garden. Then a new teacher comes to María's school and introduces her to sustainable farming practices that yield good crops. As María begins to use the same methods at home, she too sees improvements, which allow her family to edge their way out of the grip of the greedy ?coyotes? --- the middlemen who make profits on the backs of poor farmers. Little by little, the farms --- and the hopes --- of María and her neighbors are transformed as good gardens begin to grow.
Katie Smith Milway, a native of Vancouver, B.C., has coordinated community development programs in Africa and Latin America for Food for the Hungry; consulted on village banking in Senegal with World Vision and was a delegate to the 1992 Earth Summit. She has written books and articles on sustainable development and is currently a part...
Title:The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having EnoughFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 12.25 X 9.5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 12.25 X 9.5 X 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554534887

ISBN - 13:9781554534883

Appropriate for ages: 8

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