Groundswell: Stories of Saving Places, Finding Community

Groundswell: Stories of Saving Places, Finding Community, by Alix W. Hopkins. Written from a practitioner's perspective, Groundswell features a community forest in the Northwest; a river restoration in The Bronx; collaboration with ranchers along the Rocky Mountain Front Range; community-supported agriculture in the Midwest; rural economic development in the South; and the author's own experience with a vibrant urban land trust in the Northeast. As the stories show, this is complex, collaborative, and entrepreneurial work, difficult at times, yet intensely satisfying for those who want to make a difference in their communities.