Irvine, Calif. : Hobby Farm Press, c2011.
416 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 25 cm.
Due to a burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don't have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. This book walks every city and suburban dweller down the path of self-sustainability. It introduces the concepts of gardening and farming from high-rise apartment, participating in a community garden, vertical farming, and converting terraces and other small city spaces into fruitful, vegetable real estate. This volume answers every up-and-coming urban farmer's questions about how, what, where, and why. It is a new green book for the dedicated citizen seeking to reduce his or her carbon footprint and grocery bill.
The Big Picture. Feeding our cities ; Marching to sustainability on our stomachs ; Toward an urban farming future -- In Your Own Backyard. Starting your farm ; The dirt on dirt (and other substrates) ; Vegetable matters ; Perennial favorites ; Plant management ; Urban livestock -- Zone map.
Includes bibliographical references and index.