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


Baker & Taylor
After Maria Duartes' father leaves the farm to find work and she must plant next year's crop, her teacher instructs her on how to terrace the land and use compose to improve her garden so that her family can have enough food for the coming year.

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Baker & Taylor
From the best-selling author of One Hen comes the inspiring story of a struggling farming family in Honduras and their efforts to grow enough food to meet their needs; based on the real story of farm transformation underway in Honduras and many other countries, the book offers children ideas for ways they can be part of the movement to grow "good gardens" and foster food security.

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Univ of Toronto Pr
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 Mar?a 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 Mar?a's father must leave home to find work, she is left in charge of their garden. Then a new teacher comes to Mar?a's school and introduces her to sustainable farming practices that yield good crops. As Mar?a 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 Mar?a and her neighbors are transformed as good gardens begin to grow.

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Univ of Toronto Pr
Mar?a's family are poor Honduran farmers, growing barely enough to eat. Then a new teacher comes to town and shows Mar?a sustainable farming practices that yield good crops. An inspiring story, based on actual events, that shows us how farms and hopes are transformed as good gardens begin to grow.

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