(taken from their website)
Lisa Taylor and the Gardeners of Seattle Tilth, bring locavores "Your Farm in the City : An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals," the all-in-one compendium of everything you need to know to start growing your own food and raising city-friendly livestock.
Written for city and suburban dwellers who may have little experience and/or space, the book covers all topics relevant to urban agriculture throughout the United States and beyond. Learn:
- The best, easiest-to-grow, high-yield fruits and vegetables
- Breeds of chickens, goats, and rabbits that thrive in small spaces
- The thrill of creating compost from food scraps and dozens of hungry Red Wigglers
- Organic gardening techniques (including outwitting urban pests without poisons)
- Preparing and preserving fresh food from your garden
- Innovative organization profiles from across America that have changed the face of urban farming
I really enjoyed the layout of the book. I am a visual learner, so I enjoy lots of images, graphs, and different texts and fonts - which this book has. This is more of a beginners guide than a book that a veteran gardener would need, though it would make a great reference guide for someone with more experience. If you have been dabbling in starting an 'urban backyard farm', this could be the book for you. You can purchase it here for under $13.
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