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The Urban Farmer

Author : Curtis Stone
ISBN : 9781550926019
Genre : Gardening
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Strategies and techniques for making a living with intensive food production in small spaces There are 40 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.

Food Artisans Of The Okanagan

Author : Jennifer Cockrall-King
ISBN : 9781771511537
Genre : Travel
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The Okanagan Valley is one of Canada's most famous and beloved regions. Breathtaking scenery, temperate climates, lush farmland, opulent vineyards and bountiful orchards all combine to create a one-of-a-kind destination. The Okanagan is also home to a burgeoning scene of culinary artisans who produce an incredible variety of delicious products from the bounty afforded by the generous valley. In this comprehensive guidebook covering all 7,500 square miles of the region, discover the stories of chocolatiers and cheese makers, farmers and foragers, chefs and restauranteurs, coffee roasters and vintners. Allow yourself to be escorted from apiary to orchard, organic farm to butcher shop, cannery to cidery. Take a seat at one of the many innovative farm-to-table restaurants and taste the fare of the area's most talented chefs. Visit farmers' markets, bakeries, cafes, and coffee shops, and learn the history of the Okanagan through the astonishing array of products available from today's food artisans.

Urban Agriculture And Community Values

Author : Lisa Newton
ISBN : 9783030392444
Genre : Philosophy
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This book addresses the evolving crisis in agriculture and sketches the 'community economy' that grounds agricultural enterprise more accurately than the industrial model. In its current practice, agriculture is (in the United States but increasingly in the rest of the world) unsustainable and destructive. The most immediately unsustainable feature of industrial agriculture is its dependence on the products of petroleum—as feedstock for fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, and as fuel for the farm machinery and transport of agricultural products into the cities. The problems of agriculture and in general the food systems to which it is attached range from the vulnerability of monocultures to new and stronger pests to the emerging medical problem of obesity. The need for agricultural reform is widely acknowledged; one part of the new work being done suggests that food production in the cities may solve several of its problems at once. This book is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students in agriculture and environmental studies.

Z Magazine

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World Wide Shipping

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Genre : Harbors
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Livestock Bulletin

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Genre : Dairy cattle
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Western Civilization Prehistory To The Peace Of Utrecht

Author : John William Eadie
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The Northwestern Miller

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