Featured Book - Your Farm in the City

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Your Farm in the City: An Urban-Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals by Lisa Taylor is the most complete book on urban farming, covering everything from growing organic produce and raising chickens, to running a small farm on a city lot or in a suburban backyard.

Eating locally and growing one's own food is a rapidly evolving movement in urban settings - Hantz Farms in Detroit has transformed 70 acres of abandoned properties into energy-efficient gardens, and Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, a 6,000-foot vegetable farm in Brooklyn, New York, yields 30 different kinds of produce, while private square-foot farms are cropping up in cities all over the country.

Created by Lisa Taylor and the gardeners of Seattle Tilth, Your Farm in the City covers all of the essential information specific to gardening and farming in a city or town. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions guide and inspire even the most inexperienced urbanite in how to grow and harvest all types of produce, flowers, herbs, and trees, as well as how to raise livestock like chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, and honeybees. Important information particular to gardening in a city or town is included, such as planning and maximizing limited space, building healthy soil, managing irrigation, understanding zoning laws, outwitting urban pests, and being a considerate farming neighbor.

With 100 two-color instructional illustrations throughout and dozens of vital resources, Your Farm in the City is the most practical, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow guide to the burgeoning trend of urban farming.


Good thing that this book answers the present needs of the society especially the call to improve the scenario in farming. I do believe that the agriculture system in one nation is very much important in developing the economic level especially that it provides the raw materials needed to facilitate other projects. Indeed, in the long run, agriculture is the backbone of the country towards attaining a prosperous industry. Because of this reality I’m happy to know that there is a book that is very much willing to help individual like I who is interested in farming. I hope that this will make the best it can bring to the public. In connection, the game Farmville lives only online. The game can claim 62 million users. In order to reconnect virtual life to real life, an Internet Wimpole farm in the U.K. is turning itself into a Farmville. Electronic farmers each pay about $50 (30 pounds) for the right to help make real-life decisions about the operation of the farm. Here is the proof: Online Wimpole farm creates real-life Farmville. It is cool but needs realization.

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