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City Farming
City Farming

City Farming

A How-to Guide to Growing Crops and Raising Livestock in Urban Spaces


336 Pages, 7.5 x 9.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $54.00)

Publication Date: December 2017

ISBN 9781910455906

Rights: US & CA

5m Publishing (Dec 2017)

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Farming in cities and small spaces is becoming increasingly popular, but it has its challenges. City Farming addresses the problems the urban farmer might face and turns them into creative solutions. It assists the new grower to gain expert understanding of how to create a production urban farm, as well as helping established farmers to discover new ways to bring their space into greater harmony and production. Also covered are integrated approaches that bring together the whole farming system in a small space to produce high yields with minimal energy and effort. The content is organised by themes of importance to urban farmers: sun and heat; water usage; seasonal production; spatial planning; soil quality and usage; propagation and breeding; pests and diseases; farming under time constraints; sustainability; and community initiatives. Each chapter unfolds a piece the story of The Micro Farm Project. The challenges that crop and livestock production present is discussed, and practical solutions to the problems-such as lack of space, high population density, poor soil quality, planning restrictions, etc-are given. Also included are case studies that give examples of different methods used within urban farming from different regions throughout the world. *** "City Farming is an empowering guide to converting small urban spaces into productive food hubs. Filled with both practical advice and heartfelt anecdotes, this book will help you become the next backyard food revolutionary, one plant or pasture at a time." --Edible Phoenix, Winter 2017 *** "...provides expert advice on growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and raising small livestock in a straight-forward and non-technical way that is aimed at everyone interested in establishing an outdoor plot on any scale, from a modest backyard to a fully functioning small farm." --North Central News, February 2018 [Subject: Urban Farming, Farm Studies]