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The Urban Farmer

Author : Curtis Stone
ISBN : 9781771421911
Genre : Gardening
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There are twenty 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. Curtis Stone is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm growing vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants, and retail outlets. During his slower months, Curtis works as a public speaker, teacher, and consultant, sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers.

The Urban Farmer

Author : Curtis Stone
ISBN : 9781550926019
Genre : Gardening
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The Essential Urban Farmer

Author : Novella Carpenter
ISBN : 9781101559321
Genre : Gardening
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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 experienced growers looking to bring the principles of ethical food to the city streets. The Essential Urban Farmer guides readers from day one to market day, advising on how to find the perfect site, design a landscape, and cultivate crops. For anyone who has ever grown herbs on windowsills, or tomatoes on fire escapes, this is an invaluable volume with the potential to change our menus, our health, and our cities forever.

The Market Gardener

Author : Jean-Martin Fortier
ISBN : 9780865717657
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods

The Intelligent Gardener

Author : Steve Solomon
ISBN : 9781550925135
Genre : Gardening
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Beyond organic-- a practical guide to nutrient-dense food.

The Urban Food Revolution

Author : Peter Ladner
ISBN : 9781550924886
Genre : Architecture
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Planning cities as if food matters

Summary Of The Urban Farmer

Author : John Smith
ISBN : 1530799422
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Curtis grew as many as 70 different types of crops in much even bigger pieces of plots. Due to this, the amount of man hours needed to ensure that everything worked out as required was high. We see from the article that, the author had to figure out why he was getting very little profits than expected. He had to plan again on the crops to grow as some were bringing high profit levels (80% of total income). He also planned on the market or the clients of his produce so as to maximise on his profits. After planning and making decision on what to do, he specialised on only 15 crops and that was the time he realized the highest profits from smaller farm sizes and less work hours.

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