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Bucklin-Sporer, Arden, Pringle, Rachel

In this groundbreaking resource, two school garden pioneers offer parents, teachers, and school administrators everything they need to know to build school gardens and to develop the programs that support them. Today both schools and parents have a unique opportunity -- and an increasing responsibility -- to cultivate an awareness of our finite resources, to reinforce values of environmental stewardship, to help students understand concepts...

Allen, Will, Schlosser, Eric (Foreword by), Wilson, Charles

A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur "Genius Award" winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed--and heal--broken communities. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter...

Cockrall-King, Jennifer

A global movement to take back our food is growing. The future of farming is in our hands--and in our cities. When youre standing in the midst of a supermarket, its hard to imagine that youre looking at a failing industrial food system. The abundance all around you looks impressive but is really a facade. In fact, theres just a three-day supply of food available for any given city due to complex, just-in-time international supply chains. The...

Miller, Daphne

What can good farming teach us about nurturing ourselves? Family physician Daphne Miller long suspected that farming and medicine were intimately linked. Increasingly disillusioned by mainstream medicine's mechanistic approach to healing and fascinated by the farming revolution that is changing the way we think about our relationship to the earth, Miller left her medical office and traveled to seven innovative family farms around the country...

Carpenter, Novella, Rosenthal, Willow

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...

Mandel, Lauren

Soaring prices and concerns about chemical-laden fruits and vegetables increasingly drive us to grow our own healthy food close to home. In cities, however, vanishing ground space and contaminated soils spur farmers, activists, and restaurateurs to look to the skyline for a solution. The hunger for local food has reached new heights, and rooftops can provide the space that cities need to bring fresh, organic produce to tables across North...

Johnson, Lorraine

City Farmer celebrates the new ways that urban dwellers are getting closer to their food. Not only are backyard vegetable plots popping up in places long reserved for lawns, but some renegades are even planting their front yards with food. People in apartments are filling their balconies with pots of tomatoes, beans, and basil, while others are gazing skyward and "greening" their rooftops with food plants. Still others are colonizing public...

Hanson, David, Hanson, Michael (Photographer), Marty, Edwin, Winne, Mark (Foreword by)

People have always grown food in urban spaces--on windowsills and sidewalks, and in backyards and neighborhood parks--but 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...

Woginrich, Jenna

Whether they're about raising chickens or herding sheep, the tales of Jenna Woginrich have caught the imagination of thousands of young homesteaders. As she learns traditional farming skills by trial and error, Woginrich records her offbeat observations and poignant moments with honesty, humility, and humor. In BarnHeart, she lands at a small rented farm and struggles to find her place in a reserved rural community filled with working farmers...