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ISBN13: 9780143118718
ISBN10: 0143118714
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The andquot;how-toandquot; 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.

About the Author

Novella Carpenter is an urban farmer and journalist based in Oakland, California. She's also a truck driver, a biodiesel station owner, and a biologist by training. Her work has appeared on Salon.com, Mother Jones, Food and Wine, and elsewhere.

Willow Rosenthal is the founder of City Slicker Farms in Oakland, California. She serves on the City Slicker Farms Board, teaches adults and children about urban gardening, and consults with various groups to implement urban farming strategies.

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leanneferree, February 25, 2012 (view all comments by leanneferree)
This is THE modern urban survival guide. -get down and dirty as you become self-sufficient. Thank you Novella and Willow. L=)
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Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal
Penguin Books
Carpenter, Novella
Rosenthal, Willow
GARDENING / Reference
Gardening : General
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Paperback / softback
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Grade Level:
from 12
b/w illustrations throughout
9.14 x 7.42 x 1.35 in 1.68 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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