The Urban Farm Handbook: City-Slicker Resources for Growing, Raising, Sourcing, Trading, and Preparing What You Eat by Annette CottrellThe Urban Farm Handbook: City-Slicker Resources for Growing, Raising, Sourcing, Trading, and Preparing What You Eat by Annette Cottrell

The Urban Farm Handbook: City-Slicker Resources for Growing, Raising, Sourcing, Trading, and…

byAnnette Cottrell, Joshua McnicholsPhotographed byHarley Soltes

Paperback | October 1, 2011

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Is that . . . a goat in your garage?! It might be if you've been reading The Urban Farm Handbook: City-Slicker Resources for Growing, Raising, Sourcing, Trading, and Preparing What You Eat. In this comprehensive guide for city-dwellers on how to wean themselves from commercial supermarkets, the authors map a plan for how to manage a busy, urban family life with home-grown foods, shared community efforts, and easy yet healthful practices. More than just a few ideas about gardening and raising chickens, The Urban Farm Handbook uses stories, charts, grocery lists, recipes, and calendars to inform and instruct. As busy urbanites who have learned how to do everything from making cheese and curing meat to collaborating with neighbours on a food bartering system, the authors share their own food journeys along with those of local producers and consumers who are changing the food systems in the Pacific Northwest. Organized seasonally, this handbook instructs on: How to maximize space for planting a variety of fruits and vegetables; Small-animal husbandry and beekeeping; Canning, drying, freezing, fermenting, and pickling techniques; Grinding grains for flour and other uses; Tips for creating a farmer-to-consumer connection; How to form a "buying club" with neighbours; "Opportunities for Change" steps to follow; And more!
A resident of Seattle's Sand Point neighbourhood, author Annette Cottrell is an urban mother of two small kids. Starting in 2009, she and her family transitioned from supermarket to farm-fresh food, one step at a time and largely within the limits of their suburban city lot. Follow her at SustainableEats.com. Co-author Joshua McNicho...
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Title:The Urban Farm Handbook: City-Slicker Resources for Growing, Raising, Sourcing, Trading, and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.29 × 6.97 × 0.1 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:The Mountaineers BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1594856370

ISBN - 13:9781594856372

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