The essential urban farmer

Novella Carpenter, 1972-

Book - 2011

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Published
New York : Penguin Books 2011.
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
xvi, 576 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780143118718
0143118714
Main Author
Novella Carpenter, 1972- (-)
Other Authors
Willow Rosenthal (-)
  • Designing your urban farm
  • Raising city vegetables and fruits
  • Raising city animals.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Two experts in urban gardening provide advice for city dwellers looking to plant herbs, tomatoes, and more on windowsills, fire escapes, and other urban places and to incorporate the principles of ethical food.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Two experts in urban gardening provide advice for city dwellers looking to plant herbs, tomatoes and more on windowsills, fire escapes and other urban places and to incorporate the principles of ethical food. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Drawing on the wisdom and joy of their experience in the field, Farm City author Novella Carpenter and leading urban farming educator Willow Rosenthal here share practical blueprints---complete with rich visual material---for novice and experienced farmers working within city limits. The Essential Urban Farmer guides potential urban farmers from day one to market day, advising on how to find the perfect site, design a landscape, cultivate crops and raise livestock. For anyone who has ever grown herbs on a windowsill, or tomatoes on a fire escape, this is an indispensable volume with the potential to change our menus, our health, and our cities forever.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

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.