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As food prices climb, Americans have shown renewed interest in vegetable gardening, but urban residents may not have space to grow their own food at home. Community gardens are a time-honored solution to this problem, and they can serve many other purposes, too. Peters, Brooklyn Botanic Garden's director of publications, and horticultural therapist Kirby provide readers with something like a wildlife field guide that illustrates garden types rather than bird or flower species. With ten readable essays by community gardening experts and enthusiasts, the book takes a broad view of what constitutes a community garden. Chapters devoted to food gardens, youth gardens, therapeutic horticulture, gardens welcoming new immigrants, pocket parks, and habitat gardens introduce readers to the characteristics of each garden type, discuss its benefits, and offer tips for garden organizers. Other sections cover soil health, inclusive garden planning, sustainable community organizing, and environmental concerns. Rich with examples and illustrations from real gardens, highlighting the experience of gardeners of many different stripes, this book is invaluable for public libraries, horticultural collections, and high school libraries.