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Jeremy N. Smith: Growing a Garden City

To say that sustainable organic farming has become all the rage is like noting D.C. politics are petty and partisan. In fact, with the Obamas’ move into the White House, first lady Michelle declared war on childhood obesity and quickly dug up part of the well-manicured lawn to plant her own organic garden as an example to the rest of the country.

Taking things a few steps further than simply cultivating his own greens, author Jeremy N. Smith set out to put into practice what he preaches by creating an entire agriculture-supported community in Missoula, Mont. The resulting book, Growing a Garden City, explains how he successfully transformed one town through teaching local, sustainable and volunteer-powered farming techniques to the small population. Now he comes to Salt Lake City to demonstrate how school leftovers can efficiently feed farm animals, and food banks can just as easily distribute fresh produce as all those canned goods. %u2028(Jacob Stringer)

Jeremy N. Smith: Growing a Garden City @ Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium, 210 E. 400 South, 801-524-8200, Aug. 11, %u20287 p.m., free.

Date: Aug 11, 2011
Time: 7 pm
Phone: 801-524-8200
Address: 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City, 84111
Where: Main Library