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The Essential Urban Farmerby Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal
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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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