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

By: Lisa Taylor, 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 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.

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

Author Name: Lisa Taylor, The Gardeners of Seattle Tilth

Categories: Sustainable Living,

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers: February 2011

ISBN Number: 1579128629

ISBN Number 13: 9781579128623

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: New - New

Seller ID: 23537