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The Essential Urban Farmer

The Essential Urban Farmer

"This book is number two on my list entitled 'Books I Will Need In Order to Fend for Myself If Parts of Society Break Down.'

You want to tackle the prospect of your own farm in the city? You want to know the nuts and bolts of working with land owners, using your own space effectively? You want the real skinny on raising rabbits or chickens, on irrigation or keyhole beds? Here it is. This book is not only comprehensive, it's approachable. No cheerleading, no fluff, just the facts, infinitely practical and highly readable."

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Author Novella Carpenter
Publisher Penguin (Non-Classics)
Publication Date 2011-12-27
Section Gardening / New Titles - Paperback / All Staff Suggestions / Non-Fiction Suggestions / Story B.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780143118718

In this indispensable guide, Farm City author Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal share their experience as successful urban farmers and provide practical blueprints-complete with rich visual material-for novice and experienced growers looking to bring the principles of ethical food to the city streets. The Essential Urban Farmer guides readers from day one to market day, advising on how to find the perfect site, design a landscape, and cultivate crops. For anyone who has ever grown herbs on windowsills, or tomatoes on fire escapes, this is an invaluable volume with the potential to change our menus, our health, and our cities forever.

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