Urban Farms

Urban Farms

  • ISBN: 9781419701993
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2012


Price: $30.00

Profiles of sixteen innovative farms in major cities across America, plus basic how-to tips for composting, canning, beekeeping, growing vegetables, and more.

Urban Farms takes readers on a journey across the country to sixteen established and emerging urban farm leaders, from Edible Schoolyard NYC in New York to Novella Carpenter's Ghost Town Farm in California. Sarah C. Rich's profiles about each farm, as well as her basic how-to tips on such activities as kitchen composting and beekeeping, offer insight and inspiration. Matthew Benson's photographs, meanwhile, reveal the quirky individuality that is innate in these green spaces tucked among city buildings and empty lots. In addition, five essays by experts in the field examine a variety of roles that urban farms can play in our lives today.

Praise for Urban Farms

"These snapshots of urban farms reinforce the truth about farming in a city is one of the surest ways to build community, feed our children real food, become fiscally responsible, and support a sustainable future." —Alice Walters, chef, author, and founder of the Edible Schoolyard

"Rich's handsome, intelligent Urban Farms . . . chronicles a movement to bring kale to the people, an effort that stretches across the country, from Brooklyn to Oakland. . . . Benson's spirited photographs capture the joy and beauty of urban farming's bounty." —New York Times Book Review

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