Basketball-loving Jackson Jones never wanted any part of Rooters, the community garden where his mother got him his very own plot for his 10th birthday. But he made the best of it, even planting a thorny rosebush. Now, after months of watering, weeding, and waiting, red roses have finally bloomed. So when Jackson learns that big city developers want to bulldoze Rooters, he cant believe it. The garden means something to him, and he likes hanging out with the neighbors who tend their own plots. But what can Jackson do?With unasked-for help from well-meaning friendsand going to great lengths to avoid a fearsome bully who loves to taunt himJackson sets out to save Rooters. But coming up with a winning strategy isnt so easy.From the Hardcover edition.