Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture

Ideas And Designs For The New Food Revolution

eBook - 2011
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Urban Agriculture is packed with ideas and designs for anyone interested in joining the new food revolution. First-time farmers and green thumbs alike will find advice on growing healthy, delicious, affordable food in urban settings. From condo balconies to community orchards, cities are coming alive with crops. Get growing!
Publisher: [United States] : New Society Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9781550924732
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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May 31, 2012

You can't talk for long about seeds with a farmer, especially one as committed as Steves, before you get into the bigger picture. Steves said the backstory behind the yellow mangel touches on the global seed industry. p146

May 31, 2012

according to the FAO, meat is responsible for 18 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, which is more than for all transportation combined, including cars and planes. So your choice of meal on the flight may be more significant than the fact of flying. p.17

May 31, 2012

Reversing a long-time trend, garden centers are now selling more vegetable seeds than flower seeds. p25


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Apr 23, 2013

A perfect book for anyone interested in the basics of growing food in a urban setting. I really enjoyed how easy it was to read and it was nice that the author was more or less local (Vancouver). I learnt a lot (Did you know there was a Community Orchard in Richmond? jeeze) and I highly recommend if anyone is looking to read more about the subject.

May 31, 2012

This is an outstanding book, loaded with infectious optimism, great ideas from sprouting and mushroom growing, to growing vegetables on a balcony or even in bottles. The stories of real people making real contributions to urban agriculture are very encouraging. An excellent discussion of whether organic methods can feed the world starts on p.288. (The only drawback is that he did not mention how convenient it is to grow mushrooms from pre-prepared kits. This is so much easier for the layperson, and can offer great harvests and entertainment for the family as you watch the mushrooms grow and enjoy the harvest.) I loved the sprout anecdote, where the student/sprout entrepreneur discusses his costs and business delivery method. I highly recommend this book, which is easy to read and has a nice number of illustrations. Request this book today!


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