Your Farm in the City: An Urban-Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals by Food Drying Books
Updated on 6-17-2013.
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers February 23, 2011
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1579128629
- ISBN-13: 978-1579128623
8 x 0.9 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
The most complete book on urban farming, covering everything from growing organic produce and raising chickens, to running a small farm on a city lot or in a suburban backyard.
Eating locally and growing one's own food is a rapidly evolving movement in urban settings - Hantz Farms in Detroit has transformed 70 acres of abandoned properties into energy-efficient gardens, and Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, a 6,000-foot vegetable farm in Brooklyn, New York, yields 30 different kinds of produce, while private square-foot farms are cropping up in cities all over the country.
Created by Lisa Taylor and the gardeners of Seattle Tilth, Your Farm in the City covers all of the essential information specific to gardening and farming in a city or town. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions guide and inspire even the most inexperienced urbanite in how to grow and harvest all types of produce, flowers, herbs, and trees, as well as how to raise livestock like chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, and honeybees. Important information particular to gardening in a city or town is included, such as planning and maximizing limited space, building healthy soil, managing irrigation, understanding zoning laws, outwitting urban pests, and being a considerate farming neighbor.
With 100 two-color instructional illustrations throughout and dozens of vital resources, Your Farm in the City is the most practical, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow guide to the burgeoning trend of urban farming.
This is an amazing book those of us starting out!Finally someone has taken the time to address the, "How do I even start?" perspective!It's great to be a garden enthusiast, but, how wonderful that THIS book will help those of us who AREN'T!I want to grow my own food- but, to start, I don't need to know every single thing that there is to know about the world of growing food.Perhaps I will become more interested along the way, but, right now I just want to get some food from my backyard without having to read a GIANT book or take some time consuming class.Thank you to the author for her effort to create a book that helps me figure out:What to plant- where to plant- what to buy (and not buy) and what kinds of critters I may want to (eventually) invite to live amongst my azaleas and Rhoddies!I also appreciate that I can read this book in small doses in- between the zillion other things I need to do in my life!When reading this book, I feel as though the author is talking RIGHT TO ME!
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Updated on 6-17-2013.