by Karl Hess
This book tells the story of a community technology project in
the Adams-Morgan area of Washington, D.C. in the 1970s. For five
years Karl worked with his neighbors to develop a self-sufficient
urban community. They raised fish in basements, vegetables in
vacant lots and on rooftops, built composting toilets, published
a newspaper, and had plans for a methanol plant to produce fuel.
This book explains what they did, why they did it, and why it
didn't work -- but it also discusses how their experiences can
help us today learn how to be more successful at this kind of
urban community. Karl was not a man of orthodox Christian faith,
yet, he was a very Christian man.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 107 pages