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From the PublisherA smart, comprehensive guide for ambitious beginners, written by a woman with extensive expertise in her rooftop field. If we're going to see gardening spread atop our skylines, it'll be led by farmers with Ms. Mandel's book in their backpack ...This guide suits all cities, roofs and styles of farming: once read, you can no longer ignore the possibilities above us. Green thumbs up!
—-Annie Novak, Co-Founder and farmer, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
Ms. Mandel offers a practical introduction to the exciting potential as well as the challenges associated with rooftop agriculture. EAT UP is a must read for designers, urban planners and agriculturalists who are thinking seriously about how our cities can accommodate the pressing needs of the 21st century. This book offers useful case studies of successful projects which serve a wide range of values, including building community, promoting social justice, and bolstering public health.
—-Charlie Miller, President, Roofmeadow