Breaking Through Concrete

Breaking Through Concrete

Building An Urban Farm Revival

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University of California Press
People have always grown food in urban spaceson windowsills and sidewalks, and in backyards and neighborhood parksbut today, urban farmers are leading an environmental and social movement that transforms our national food system. To explore this agricultural renaissance, brothers David and Michael Hanson and urban farmer Edwin Marty document twelve successful urban farm programs, from an alternative school for girls in Detroit, to a backyard food swap in New Orleans, to a restaurant supply garden on a rooftop in Brooklyn. Each beautifully illustrated essay offers practical advice for budding farmers, such as composting and keeping livestock in the city, decontaminating toxic soil, even changing zoning laws.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, c2012
Description: xv, 181 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780520270541
Branch Call Number: 630.91732 Han
Additional Contributors: Marty, Edwin 1972-
Hanson, Michael 1981-


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