City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing

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Greystone Books, 2010 - Cooking - 256 pages
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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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City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing

User Review  - Kyrille Goldbeck - Book Verdict

The local food movement and a greater awareness of industrial agriculture have prompted many to look at producing their own food. Starting with despair over the state of food production turned to ... Read full review

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incredibly inspiring. this will be my first year in a few years that i don't have land of my own to garden, and i will be experimenting with many different locations and individual microclimates and situations around the city. this read gave me the boost of confidence and inspiration i was looking for to get me pumped about this project. so many good ideas, and touching stories.. gardening really does build [lasting] community and healthy happy people. 

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About the author (2010)

Lorraine Johnson is the author of eight previous books, including Grow Wild!, 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens, and Tending the Earth: A Gardener’s Manifesto. Her writing has appeared in such publications as On Nature, Chatelaine, and the Globe and Mail, and she is a frequent speaker at conferences and garden shows in the United States and Canada.

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