City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing

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Greystone Books, May 1, 2010 - Cooking - 256 pages
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City Farmer celebrates the new ways that urban dwellers across North America are reimagining cities as places of food production. From homeowners planting their front yards with vegetables to guerilla gardeners scattering seeds in neglected urban corners, gardening guru Lorraine Johnson chronicles the increasing popularity of innovative urban food growing.

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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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