The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans

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Why have we tamed the history of gardening in America? Patricia Klindienst asks in "The Earth Knows My Name." We are a democracy of gardeners yet, with few exceptions, the garden is presented as the province of the privileged and the white. Garden writing tends to exclude the stories of the ethnic peoples who have shaped our landscape for centuries. As a result, the idea of the garden has been stripped of its cultural weight. "The Earth Knows My Name" speaks directly to this gap in our understanding, exploring the deeper ...

The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans 2006, Beacon Press (MA), Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780807085622

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