Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals

February 23, 2011|
Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals by Lisa The Gardeners Of Seattle Tilth
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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 Citycovers 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 Cityis the most practical, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow guide to the burgeoning trend of urban farming.


Seattle Tilth is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that cultivates a healthy urban environment and community by teaching people to grow organic food and conserve natural resources. Programs include classes for adults, children and families, community learning gardens, a Master Composter volunteer education and outreach pr...
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Title:Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 10 X 8 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 10 X 8 X 0.88 in
Published:February 23, 2011
Publisher:Running Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781579128623

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