Urban Farming: Sustainable City Living in Your Backyard, in Your Community, and in the World

Urban Farming: Sustainable City Living in Your Backyard, in Your Community, and in the World

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by Thomas Fox
     
 

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It doesn’t take a farm to have the heart of a farmer. Now, due to a burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don’t have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. Hobby Farms Urban Farming, from Hobby Farm Press and the same people who bring you Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home magazine, will walk every city and suburban dweller

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It doesn’t take a farm to have the heart of a farmer. Now, due to a burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don’t have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. Hobby Farms Urban Farming, from Hobby Farm Press and the same people who bring you Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home magazine, will walk every city and suburban dweller down the path of self sustainability. Urban Farming will introduce readers to the concepts of gardening and farming from a high-rise apartment, participating in a community garden, vertical farming, and converting terraces and other small city spaces into fruitful, vegetableful real estate. This comprehensive volume will answer every up and coming urban farmer’s questions about how, what, where and why—a new green book for the dedicated citizen seeking to reduce his carbon footprint and grocery bill.

Editorial Reviews

In recent years, sustainable urban farming is cropping up in American cities that most of us never regard as green. Thomas J. Fox and the folks from Farms and Hobby Farm Home magazine have crafted an inviting, pleasingly comprehensive introduction to creating your own backyard, community garden, or even high-rise growing space. Experts tell us that urban farming is a trend of the future; but let's face it, there's no reason to wait.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933958934
Publisher:
i5 Publishing
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,297,426
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.16(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author


Thomas Fox is a graduate of Fordham University and Fordham University School of Law. An early experience working at Hargrave Vineyard (now Castello di Borghese), Long Island's pioneer winery, awakened in him an appreciation of the shared health of plants, animals, humans, and ecosystems. A former research editor at Reader's Digest, Fox has been published in The Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, The Christian Science Monitor, and elsewhere. Fox lives with his family in New Jersey, where he is a passionate gardener and sometime urban farmer.

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