You’ve heard this story before: an urban neighborhood caught in a vicious cycle of economic depression, drug abuse, broken homes, and gang violence. But what you haven’t heard is how John Booy and a small group of idealistic 20-somethings broke the cycle in spite of their lack of a viable plan, experience, and admitted naivety—”to say the least.”

Told from the superintendent’s and a student’s perspective, PLANT. gives a glimpse into some of the sustainable work being done by The Potter’s House School in urban Grand Rapids, Michigan.