An examination of city dwellers growing their own food within urban environments Urban Farms provides in-depth profiles of 16 innovative farms located in major metropolitan areas, each operated by passionate individuals and communities committed to growing their own fruit and vegetables and raising animals. In addition to stories about the farms and their owners, sidebars provide basic how-to tips for such activities as composting, canning, beekeeping and growing vegetables. A burgeoning movement that is fast catching on, urban farming taps into many touchstones of the modern city dweller, including environmental awareness, the foodie culture, localism, distrust of mass-production farming practices and the DIY approach to modern everyday life.
About the Author
Sarah Rich is the creator of Civil Eats, a sustainable farming blog. She serves on the advisory board of the White House Organic Farm Project and was previously an editor at both WorldChanging.com and Dwell magazine. Matthew Benson is a photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, among other publications.
229 x 203 mm
250 Colour Images