Cracks in the Asphalt is a one of a kind guide book to thirty of San Francisco's Community Gardens, but will be of interest to those not in the city! One important aspect of the book is to let readers know that these gardens were born out of the hard work of each group of neighborhood activists whose role was to not only create a garden where there was a dumping ground, but to create a sense of community as well. Because of this the gardens are situated over looking freeways, in downtown areas, in out of the way corners and busy neighborhoods. Beautiful full-color photos by Stacey J. Miller throughout!
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About the Author
Alex Hatch is a native San Franciscan who believes in the preservation of open space through the development of community gardens by and for the benefit of city residents. She has been a teacher, gardener and pruner in the Bay Area for 15 years, and between occupations has traveled throughout the world as well as living in Europe and Japan. Over time Alex has observed San Francisco becoming overdeveloped where much of its green spaces are threatened. This book is an attempt to introduce the readers to the necessity as well as the charms of green and open community spaces.