City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing

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Douglas & McIntyre, Jan 1, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 212 pages
18 Reviews
City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing celebrates the new ways that urban dwellers are getting closer to their food. Not only are backyard vegetable plots popping up in places long reserved for lawns, but some renegades are planting their front yards with food and guerrilla gardeners are transforming abandoned lots into vegetable plots. People in apartments are filling their balconies with pots of tomatoes, beans, and basil, while others are gazing skyward and "greening" their rooftops with food plants. Still others are colonizing public spaces, staking out territory in parks for commun.

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User Review  - Janie - Goodreads

I'd have to say this book is very inspirational! It's taught me a lot and inspired me to become a little city farmer myself! Loads of tips, tricks and beautiful advice about how to improve communal ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Blackmer - Goodreads

Gardening is at the soul of who people are. This is important to realize. It is calming, restful, strengthening, and just plain fun. This book allows one to dream of growing their own fresh food ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Lorraine Johnsonis the author of eight previous books, includingGrow Wild!, 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens, andTending the Earth: A Gardenerís Manifesto. Her writing has appeared in such publications asOn Nature, Chatelaine, and theGlobe and Mail, and she is a frequent speaker at conferences and garden shows in the United States and Canada.

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