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Soil : the story of a Black mother's garden / Camille T. Dungy.

"Poet and scholar Camille T. Dungy recounts the seven-year odyssey to diversify her garden in the predominately white community of Fort Collins, Colorado. When she moved there in 2013, with her husband and daughter, the community held strict restrictions about what residents could and could not plant in their gardens. In resistance to the homogeneous policies that limited the possibility and wonder that grows from the earth, Dungy employs the various plants, herbs, vegetables, and flowers she grows in her garden as metaphor and treatise for how homogeneity threatens the future of our planet, and why cultivating diverse and intersectional language in our national discourse about the environment is the best means of protecting it"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781982195304
  • ISBN: 1982195304
  • Physical Description: 317 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2023.

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General Note:
Maps on endpapers.
Includes reader's guide.
Subject: Dungy, Camille T., 1972- > Homes and haunts.
Gardeners > Biography.
Gardening > Colorado > Fort Collins.
Plant diversity.
Environmental justice.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.


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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 635.092 DUN 2023 (Text) 31001101889393 Adult Non Fiction Available -

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