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City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing

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City Farmer celebrates the new ways that urban dwellers across North America are reimagining cities as places of food production. From homeowners planting their front yards with vegetables to guerilla gardeners scattering seeds in neglected urban corners, gardening guru Lorraine Johnson chronicles the increasing popularity of innovative urban food growing.

About the Author

Lorraine Johnson is the author of eight previous books, including Grow Wild!, 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens, and Tending the Earth: A Gardeners Manifesto. Her writing has appeared in such publications as On Nature, Chatelaine, and the Globe and Mail, and she is a frequent speaker at conferences and garden shows in the United States and Canada.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Bringing Dinner Home · 1

1 Sowing the City, Reaping the Benefits · 9

2 Embracing a Food-growing Ethic · 31

3 Productive Possibility · 47

4 Harvesting Space · 67

5 Rethinking Convention: Finding Soil and Sites · 91

6 Lessons of Care: Food Gardens as Nurturing Hubs · 119

7 People Power: Growing Together in Community Gardens · 131

8 Rogues on a Mission: Guerrilla Gardening and Foraging · 155

9 What the Cluck?: Backyard Chickens · 179

10 The Edible City · 203

Epilogue: Adventures in Possibility · 215

Resources

A Selected List of Urban Farms and Edible Demonstration Gardens · 221

A Selected List of Urban Agriculture and Food-related Organizations · 229

A Selected List of Books · 233

Acknowledgments · 243

Index · 245

Product Details

ISBN:
9781553655190
Author:
Johnson, Lorraine
Publisher:
Greystone Books
Subject:
Urban
Subject:
Agriculture & Food
Subject:
Specific Ingredients - Natural Foods
Subject:
Gardening : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in

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