In chapter four, I explain that I’m a huge fan of homemade food as a way to get into the good graces of your neighbors. This particular recipe for banana crumb muffins worked magic for me in Blacksburg.
I created this Google map of Blacksburg’s assets after I learned about asset mapping in chapter 5. If you live in the area or want to visit, check out my ideas for a good time in town. Feel free to add your own ideas too.
Here are some other great resources for finding cool stuff going on in Blacksburg:
Take the brief “What Town Matches My Politics?” quiz online at the website of Clarity Campaigns, a political advisory firm. I wrote about my own interesting results in chapter 9, but I don’t recommend moving because of them. Maybe just visit.
Walk [Your City] is the urban intervention created by Matt Tomasulo, whom you met in chapter two. Anyone can make their own signs (although I recommend you talk to someone about permits before you do it). Here are a few photos of mine: