Jeanne Nolan grows food. Starting as a teenager, she managed rural organic farms for 17 years. She returned to her hometown of Chicago in 2004 where she has since grown hundreds of farms and food gardens in and around the cityâ€”in downtown parks, public school yards, suburban estates, inner-city shelters, restaurant rooftops, even the mayorâ€™s back yard. Her book, From The Ground Up: A Food Grower's Education in Life, Love and the Movement That's Changing the Nation, will be published by Random House in July. She lives in Glencoe, IL with her husband and daughters in a home where all are encouraged to have dirt under their fingernails.