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The Pull of the Earth By Laurie Thorp

The Pull of the Earth by Laurie Thorp

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A literary ethnography of how a garden at an underserved school changed the educational environment.

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The Pull of the Earth: Participatory Ethnography in the School Garden by Laurie Thorp

The Pull of the Earth is Laurie Thorp's dirt-under-the-fingernails ethnography of four years in an elementary school garden and the ways in which this garden catalyzed cultural transformation and inspired hope, growth, and community. Filled with photographs, sketches, poetry, and journal entries, Thorp's engaging book describes the educational benefits of learning through the environment: lessons on nutrition, the rhythms and cycles found in nature, and the stability found in entering a reciprocal relationship with the land. It will be a valuable resource for educators, environmentalists, and ethnographers.

The Pull of the Earth Reviews

The Pull of the Earth is an exemplary blend of collaborative ethnography and participatory research. With contributions from diverse school participants - including the students themselves - Thorp and her collaborators chart a powerful course of action for planting roots in locality, service, and citizenship. It is indeed a wonderful book. -- Luke Eric Lassiter, Marshall University

About Laurie Thorp

Laurie Thorp directs the Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment Program for Michigan State University.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword by Yvonna S. Lincoln and Norman K. Denzin Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction (or things you should know before you delve into this story.) Chapter 4 ONE: Locating the Author, locating the other. Chapter 5 TWO: The grace of a garden. Chapter 6 THREE: A place for connection. Chapter 7 FOUR: Wonder. Chapter 8 FIVE: How our garden grows. Chapter 9 SIX: A journey in one place. Chapter 10 SEVEN: The Pizza-Earth reunifcation. Chapter 11 EIGHT: A methodology of letting go, getting lost, and finding my way. Chapter 12 NINE: Telling the story all the way through. Chapter 13 References

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The Pull of the Earth: Participatory Ethnography in the School Garden by Laurie Thorp
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AltaMira Press,U.S.
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