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The Essential Urban Farmer

Novella Carpenter - Author

Willow Rosenthal - Author

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ISBN 9780143118718 | 592 pages | 27 Dec 2011 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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The "how-to" guide for a new generation of farmers from the author of Farm City and a leading urban garden educator.

In this indispensable guide, Farm City author Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal share their experience as successful urban farmers and provide practical blueprints-complete with rich visual material-for novice and experienced growers looking to bring the principles of ethical food to the city streets. The Essential Urban Farmer guides readers from day one to market day, advising on how to find the perfect site, design a landscape, and cultivate crops. For anyone who has ever grown herbs on windowsills, or tomatoes on fire escapes, this is an invaluable volume with the potential to change our menus, our health, and our cities forever.



"Organic farming in the city is so unexpected-yet it is the surest way to rebuild the vital connection between our food and how it is grown. This lucidly written, encyclopedic volume-which contains everything from homemade fertilizer recipes to chicken coop blueprints-is the single most useful resource I know for all urban dwellers."
-Alice Waters


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