The Urban Farmer

Written By Curtis Stone
The Urban Farmer
  • Publsiher : New Society Publishers
  • Release : 01 December 2015
  • ISBN : 1550926012
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 4 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Urban Farmer written by Curtis Stone which was release on 01 December 2015, this book published by New Society Publishers. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Strategies and techniques for making a living with intensive food production in small spaces There are 40 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement. The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's). Major benefits include: Low capital investment and overhead costs Reduced need for expensive infrastructure Easy access to markets. Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.

The Urban Farmer

The Urban Farmer
  • Author : Curtis Stone
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : Strategies and techniques for making a living with intensive food production in small spaces There are 40 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen ...

The Essential Urban Farmer

The Essential Urban Farmer
  • Author : Novella Carpenter,Willow Rosenthal
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-01-10
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : The "how-to" guide for a new generation of farmers from the author of Farm City and a leading urban garden educator. In this indispensable guide, Farm City author Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal share their experience as successful urban farmers and provide practical blueprints-complete with rich visual material-for novice and ...

The Hidden World of Urban Farming Operations with Decimals

The Hidden World of Urban Farming  Operations with Decimals
  • Author : Roger Sipe
  • Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
  • Release Date : 2019-06-28
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : Growing and harvesting food within city limits is the future of farming. Urban farming has become a way of life for city dwellers who want to feel closer to nature and grow organic food. To be an urban farmer, all you need is soil, seeds, and a bit of space. ...

The Hidden World of Urban Farming Operations with Decimals

The Hidden World of Urban Farming  Operations with Decimals
  • Author : Roger Sipe
  • Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
  • Release Date : 2019-10-03
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : Growing and harvesting food within city limits is the future of farming. Urban farming has become a way of life for city dwellers who want to feel closer to nature and grow organic food. To be an urban farmer, all you need is soil, seeds, and a bit of space. ...

Farm City

Farm City
  • Author : Novella Carpenter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-06-11
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm Novella Carpenter loves cities-the culture, the crowds, the energy. At the same time, she can't shake the fact that she is the daughter of two back-to-the-land ...

Urban Farming 2nd Ed

Urban Farming 2nd Ed
  • Author : Thomas Fox
  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-14
  • Total pages : 444
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : Comprehensive Guide to the Urban Farm Movement It doesn’t take a farm to have the heart of a farmer. Thanks to the burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don’t have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. Urban Farming 2nd Edition walks every city and ...

Save The Farm The Largest Urban Farm in the U S

Save The Farm   The Largest Urban Farm in the U S
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-01
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : Save The Farm tells the story of the largest urban farm in the United States, a 14-acre organic farm sitting right in the middle of South Central Los Angeles.. Over 350 families cultivated this farm, which fed a community of thousands through a farmer's market, and created an urban oasis for ...

Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own
  • Author : Angus Stewart,Simon Leake
  • Publisher : Murdoch Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : Urban environments require specific techniques to optimise growing conditions for plants. Two leading experts in horticulture and soil science teach the reader how to grow their own food—from the ground up—in this authoritative, accessible, generously photographed guide. Grow Your Own Food in the City provides simple step-by-step methods ...

Urban Farming in Vancouver

Urban Farming in Vancouver
  • Author : Sharla Stolhandske
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 302
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : There is a new generation of urban agriculture emerging in North America. Labelled urban farming, this modern urban agriculture industry is tapping into the economic potential for local, organic food. An ethnographic study of six urban farmers growing food in Metro Vancouver reveals that the act of growing and marketing ...

Cities Farming for the Future

Cities Farming for the Future
  • Author : René van Veenhuizen,International Development Research Centre (Canada)
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Total pages : 473
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : Download or read online Cities Farming for the Future written by René van Veenhuizen,International Development Research Centre (Canada), published by IDRC which was released on 2006-01-01. Get Cities Farming for the Future Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Urban Farming

Urban Farming
  • Author : Thomas Fox
  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-06-07
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : 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 ...

Backyard Roots

Backyard Roots
  • Author : Lori Eanes
  • Publisher : Mountaineers Books
  • Release Date : 2013-03-04
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : CLICK HERE to download two urban farming profiles from Backyard Roots (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * An inspiring book that features 35 urban farmers from Northern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia * Stories, advice and tips to help you succeed in ...

Farming the City

Farming the City
  • Author : Francesca Miazzo,Mark Minkjan
  • Publisher : Valiz/Transcity
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : 'Farming the City' investigates the increasingly important phenomenon of urban farming. Not only does it examine food in the city, but also the potential and possibilities for the bottom-up developments occurring in neighbourhoods. Twenty short essays cover a variety of topics, including social advantages, creating wealth locally, small- and large-scale ...

Championing Urban Farmers in Kampala

Championing Urban Farmers in Kampala
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Total pages : 92
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : Download or read online Championing Urban Farmers in Kampala written by , published by ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD) which was released on 2007-01-01. Get Championing Urban Farmers in Kampala Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Access to Land for Urban Agriculture by the Urban Poor in Eastern and Southern Africa

Access to Land for Urban Agriculture by the Urban Poor in Eastern and Southern Africa
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 73
  • ISBN : 1550926012
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Summary : The Regional Dissemination Workshop on Access to Land for Urban Agriculture by the Urban Poor in Eastern and Southern Africa is a culmination of a three-year research project conducted in Harare (Zimbabwe), Kampala (Uganda) and Kinondoni - Dae es Salaam (Tanzania). The key issue was to understand how the poor ...