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Author Fox, Thomas J

Title Urban farming : sustainable city living in your backyard, in your community, and in the world / by Thomas J. Fox

Publisher Irvine, Calif. : Hobby Farm Press, c2011


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Description 416 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 25 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The Big Picture. Feeding our cities ; Marching to sustainability on our stomachs ; Toward an urban farming future -- In Your Own Backyard. Starting your farm ; The dirt on dirt (and other substrates) ; Vegetable matters ; Perennial favorites ; Plant management ; Urban livestock -- Zone map
Summary Due to a burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don't have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. This book walks every city and suburban dweller down the path of self-sustainability. It introduces the concepts of gardening and farming from high-rise apartment, participating in a community garden, vertical farming, and converting terraces and other small city spaces into fruitful, vegetable real estate. This volume answers every up-and-coming urban farmer's questions about how, what, where, and why. It is a new green book for the dedicated citizen seeking to reduce his or her carbon footprint and grocery bill
Subject Urban agriculture
Sustainable agriculture
Vegetable gardening
ISBN 9781933958934