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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway!

The publishers of the book 'Your Farm in the City'  contacted us to do a review on their new book. Since I'm IN LOVE with gardening books, I gladly accepted, as long as they would send us an extra copy so I could spread the love to you guys as well.  I just love doing giveaways!

(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.

Now, for the giveaway: 
Just leave a comment for a chance to win! Please just one entry per person.

Good luck!
Giveaway will end Monday April 11, 2011 at midnight (my time). 

82 comments:

Jeremy said...

This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Laura said...

I am completely starting over here in my little place in suburbia and this would be a huge help. Thanks for posting the link to the site but I would love to win it.
Laura

Anna said...

Wow - I would love to win this!! Thanks!

Michelle in Colorado Springs said...

This looks like a good book.

The Red and Black Redneck said...

The book looks interesting. Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

MicheleQ said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

Petra said...

sounds like a nice book (checked it our on amazon). Would be a great addition to my library

Kris Mo said...

Just wanted to mention that I received my 'backyard farmer' sticker in the mail yesterday. Love! Thanks Marisa!!

Sigalit Chana said...

Thank you for the giveaway, and the chance to win :D

Donna said...

Great Giveaway. I'm working on building our 6/10ths of an acre suburban lot into something more.

See Jamie blog said...

Sounds like a great book! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway. :)

April said...

This looks like a fantastic book! Thanks for the giveaway! I received my sticker today and I love it! I think I may frame it and put it in my kitchen! :)

Rural Revival said...

Sounds like a great resource. Thanks!

~Andrea~

Rebecca said...

Looks great for a VERY early beginner like myself!

Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig said...

Love it love it...and I'd love to win it!! Thank you!

Elizabeth said...

Oh! I want this. I need all the help I can get.

http://agirlinherkitchen.blogspot.com

Meg said...

Oh sounds great- I'd love to win this since I live in a small city. Thanks for the chance to win.

Alexis E. said...

This book is right up our alley. We can definitely use all the tips we can get. Thanks for the opportunity!

MountainGirlVintage.blogspot.com

Tightwad Mom said...

I'm so EXCITED!!! I've been waiting for my library to get a copy, so I can read it! I love to read gardening books!

Lollie said...

Looks like an intereting book. :)

hippychick said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

A Mini Beginning said...

Looks like a super great book! Can't wait to see who the lucky person is that gets to take it home!!!

ali said...

how fun! looks like a great book! :) thanks for the chance to win. :)

Mermaid said...

That sounds like an interesting read.

-Sydney- said...

Looks like a fun book!

Kitchen Recovery said...

Love it when contests are simple to enter!
I'd love to win this book!

caroline Cleaver said...

This looks great, thanks!

Stephanie said...

Yay a contest that I am actually on time for :)

Kelly said...

I could use all the resources I can get! This book looks great.

Jacci said...

This book looks great. I rarely buy books anymore (prefer the library instead), but the one exception is gardening and homesteading. I LOVE this stuff! Thank you for the review.

Boho Farm and Home said...

Sounds like a good book! I think I want one!
xo
Caroline

Mrs. B said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

Big Mama said...

We're just starting to plan our urban garden - this'd be a great resource!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Tori said...

Thanks a buncH!
tori
bestfamilycircus.blogspot.com

Kara said...

Oooh, looks great!

Julia Alina said...

I love backyard farming books and plan on building a collection. Such a wonderful source of information that is truly priceless. <3

Lynsey said...

Hey
Cameron Tolman got a hold of me today and said you were looking for groups of back-yard-farming sorts. I'm not much for animals but if you want to shoot me an email I can get you some great resources (useful plant Catalogs) that I have used to design a few yards for friends and family.I maybe connect you with some other people who are doing similar things professionally like green walls and such through PLANET. Good luck with everything- let me know when the book goes on the market so I can buy it too.

Peach

Kate said...

Would love to win!

David said...

Marisa, you always have such good give aways. I see that your followers have jumped up to 686 far above the dreaded 666 number.

Have a great give away day.

Laura Lou said...

Me! Me! Pick me! (:

Anonymous said...

http://olive-gardening.blogspot.com/2011/04/olive-grafting.html

Dana said...

Hello :)

My hubby finally gave in this year, and let me expand my little garden to a MAJOR one !! I would love to have the book to help with planing that, and learn more!!

Thanks so much for a great blog, and really nice giveaway!

Dana
d09@goldingers.com

Lauren said...

Looks like a great book to have right before the garden gets started :)

Sarah Beth said...

I too love gardening books!! Would love to win!

PickingUpStitches said...

That looks like a great book!

winnie said...

Looks like a great book, I am ready to expand our city garden!

Bart and Jessica said...

This book would be a great start to my collection. Down here in South Texas my family of 4 is trying to start up and everything is a little different so any help I can get is greatly appericated. This book looks like it has tons of wonderful ideas and options. I love your blog and would love this book!!

debi said...

I'd love to add this to my collection.

Bethany said...

Oooh, Pick Me, pick ME! I need all the help I can get!

Jaime said...

I'm a fellow "city gardener" (or trying to be ;)), and I would love to win this! :) Thank you for doing the giveaway!! :)

jbaa11 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Zucchinimom said...

I would love, love, love to have a copy! I enjoy your blog!!!

linda said...

I'm not much of a gardener, but I dream a lot. Been working on mine for two years and have grown more bugs than food. If I could have a successfull year, I might get my husband interested,Ha!

rusundance said...

I really want this book. Every time food prizes rise I till up another section of my yard.

angela said...

I would absolutely love a chance to win this book. We live in the city and have a tiny garden and I'm looking to branch out and get some chickens and possibly a goat. Any info I can get my hands on will be devoured!

Kristina Seleshanko said...

Oooh, this looks great! Thank you for the giveaway!

Ulrike said...

Looks like a neat book!

Kristin said...

I would love to win this book, it's on my Amazon wishlist!

Sarah said...

Very interested, thanks!

Lynn said...

Pretty new to backyard farming and really want to learn.
I've been enjoying your blog for about a month or so.

Cate said...

Last year, after years of just "hobby" gardening, I finally decided to get more serious about growing my own food, inspired in part by the many blogs I've read, including yours, of urban or backyard farming. It is something ANYONE can do. My goal is to learn more and more about vegetable gardening and become a master gardener. Many thanks! - Catie

Rae said...

i am trying to garden and would LOVE a great resource!!!!!

Jordan said...

I'll put my hat in the ring!

Julie said...

Pick me! We're taking baby steps.

erika said...

As a city gardener in Detroit - this looks like an awesome resource! :)

peace,
erika

katiegirl said...

This was posted on my 30th birthday! That book would be a great birthday present! ;-)

Vintage Witch & Little Scotia said...

This would be lovely! A chance to read it and share with my friends would be fantastic :)
~Lori

Jessica said...

This would be a wonderful addition to my small farm library!

Jenny said...

I could so use this! I just got a job as an urban garden supervisor for a non-profit organization and I'd love the help for my first growing season!

Caroline said...

Really excited to read this book. I can't wait until we move into the new house.

Milehimama @ Mama Says said...

I'd love this book, especially since I have a black thumb and I'm trapped in suburbia for a while longer!

autumn said...

Looks like a great book!

~Sara said...

Haven't read this one yet. Thanks for the entry!

Domestic Diva said...

Thanks for the chance.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Alyssa O'Leary said...

That book looks very, very useful. I'm closing on a house this week with a very small backyard. I've been trying to convince my husband that a few chickens, a small garden, maybe a bee house and possibly a mini orchard would be in our best interest...but he could use some more convincing.

I'm sure the new neighbors would love the gift of occasional fresh produce and eggs!

Carolyn said...

I wanna win! Great Blog, by the way!


Stop by my blog.... I am havning a giveaway too!!

Melissa said...

We keep debating living intown with neighbors and able to walk to downtown stores and have the space and privacy of a large lot to have a larger farm on. Right now we are in a small town on .1 acre and this book would be helpful to keep both sides of us happy!

~ Janis said...

15 hours of rain, the snow is almost all gone..but now we are boot high into Vermont Mud season!
I just want to plant!!!
And the herd just wants the grass to start growing!!
Come vist the muddy herd:
www.tailgait.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

After 20 years in the Orlando suburbs, I finally put in a vegetable garden! On my way to suburban farming!

stacyreno said...

Would LOVE to get that book! I have my own little farm in the city & just started a food garden. I purchased a book, but I am like you being a more visual learner.

jkim said...

This looks like just the kind of book I've been trying to find! I'm definitely a beginner, getting ready to plant my first garden ever!! Thanks for hosting!

radel said...

This book looks very interesting. We are starting small, we have 6 chickens in our side yard. Lots of fun, and we dream of a real little farm one day! Thanks for the giveaway!

Crazy Amy said...

Looks like a great resource book, great giveaway!