The Garden of Happiness
By Erika Tamar
This is a story about an inner-city neighborhood's effort to clean up a vacant lot and transform it into a community garden. Colorful, multi-cultural images enhance and help tell the story. A little girl, Marisol, finds a small patch of her own where she plants a large flat seed. As the garden grows, her little seed out grows the rest of the plants, surprises everyone and becomes the happiest plant in The Garden of Happiness. This book would be an excellent resource to initiate planning a school garden or working to plant one in the spring.