Jeanne Nolan, the founder of The Organic Gardener Ltd., has designed and cultivated more than 650 farms and food gardens in and around Chicago—in downtown parks, public school yards and inner-city shelters, on restaurant rooftops, townhouse terraces and suburban estates, even in the mayor’s back yard. Nolan, also the designer of and project manager for The Edible Gardens at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo—is part of a nationwide initiative urging us to change the way we think about our food. Jeanne Nolan will come to the Oak Park Public Library on Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. to talk about her book, FROM THE GROUND UP: A Food Grower's Education in Life, Love and the Movement That's Changing the Nation. An engaging blend of how-to, manifesto and memoir, Nolan shows us that it has never been easier to grow the vegetables we eat, regardless of whether we make our home on a rural farm, in a city, or in the suburbs. At a time when more Americans than ever before are cooking healthy food from scratch, Nolan is taking the movement to the next level and teaching and inspiring us to grow healthy food. The program is free and open to the public. The Book Table will have books for sale and signing.