- Urban gardening and farming for teens.
New York :
- 1st ed
- Physical Description
- 64 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Main Author
- Bright lights, little city farms
- Getting started
- Caring for chicks and pullets
- Raising layers
- Health, sanitation, and safety.
Gr 6 Up—Tasty tomatoes, sweet honey, the freshest eggs, and crunchy pickles: Is there anything that motivates a teenager like food? These five books strike a terrific balance between the why and how of homegrown food production, addressing issues such as ethical farming practices, fertilizer runoff, urban blight, food deserts, and more. Kids will learn how to set up a worm bin, make jelly, raise chicks, harvest honey, and look for grant money and donations to start a community garden. That's a lot of content, but, luckily for readers, the texts are studded with sidebars on exciting subjects like Africanized honeybees and chicken crime-scene analysis (chickens have lots of predators), as well as examples of teenagers who have started successful charitable or business projects. High-quality color pictures of kids working or clowning around in school or community gardens provide credibility and lighten the mood. These books emphasize environmental, social, and health awareness in a fully modern context and will provide inspiration and research leads for school projects as well as home or community activities. [Page 81]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Presents information about raising chickens for eggs, including acquiring chickens, raising them, and seeing that they are healthy and safe.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Because of the rise of the urban farming movement, people in cities are seeing the potential for business opportunity and fun in raising their own chickens for their eggs. This highly informational guide provides all of the tips and tricks needed to choose a suitable chicken breed, acquire your own chickens, raise them in a happy and healthy environment, and collect and sell their eggs for profit. This volume promotes environmentally friendly and organic business development for people of all ages.