The book tells the inspiring stories of individual citizens, families and community groups that achieved unlikely victories in the fight to bring environmental sustainability and economic fairness to such vital areas as water management, food, toxics, urban renewal, clean energy, and local politics. For example, the book tells the story of LaDonna Redmond, a Chicago mother who, when confronted by her son's extreme food allergies, decided to create a system of urban farms in her neighborhood. We write about the residents of Norco, Louisiana, who fought a years-long battle to force Shell Oil to address the consequences of decades of toxic exposure.
Gardending Superfund Sites is an art project that fosters discourse around the issues of nature preservation, industry, and activism. Information and workshops with students and community groups to create a call to action to high tech industries to take responsibility for their actions.