Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and ForestryPublish On: 1937
Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, United States Senate, Seventy-fifth Congress, Second Session, ... Q. Do you understand the farm problem is more or less of a city problem as well ? A. Yes .
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
Why Urban Farming 5 6 The Urban Farmer: A Farm In The City 7. you're riding a bike or driving your car past an open eld, you'll immediately notice a drop in temperature. It's because you're leaving the thermal mass of the city that ...
Author: Curtis Allen Stone
Publisher: New Society Publishers
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.
A Toolkit for Setting Up a Successful Urban Farm Michael Ableman. Food's beginning at sole foodfarms.com/farming-thecity/resources (password Farming thecity_2018). While traditional sources of funding such as banks and similar ...
Author: Michael Ableman
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
“A useful manual for anyone interested in turning the concrete jungle green . . . a must-have for any urban dweller serious about farming.” —Publishers Weekly In Farm the City, Michael Ableman, the “Spartacus of Sustainable Food Activism,” offers a guide to setting up and running a successful urban farm, derived from the success of Sole Food Street Farms, one of the largest urban agriculture enterprises in North America. Sole Food Street Farms spans four acres of land in Vancouver, produces twenty-five tons of food annually, provides meaningful work for dozens of disadvantaged people, and has improved the surrounding community in countless ways. Coverage includes: Selecting land and choosing the right crops Growing food in city farms, including plans for planting and harvesting Fundraising and marketing strategies, philosophies, and vital information for selling fresh products Navigating local government and regulations Engaging the community and building meaningful livelihoods Farm the City is an invaluable tool kit for entrepreneurs and activists looking to create economic and social value through urban agriculture. Urban farming has the power to change diets, economies, and lives. Yet starting an urban farm can seem daunting with skills and knowledge that extend beyond growing to include marketing, sales, employees, community relations, and navigating local regulations. With this comprehensive guide, you’ll be running a successful urban farm in no time. “A story of how to bring cities back to life, literally and emotionally . . . Local food not only addresses quality of life, economy, and food security, it changes our hearts . . . [a] wonderfully written testament to life.” —Paul Hawken, New York Times bestselling author of Drawdown
“ The average farm should not be as substantial as that of the other 4 study the situation so we can get at a be nearer 240 acres for the most efficient unit counties of the greater city and the other 9 solution . Farm people love the ...
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Author: The Gardeners of Seattle TilthPublish On: 2011-02-23
The most complete book on urban farming, covering everything from growing organic produce and raising chickens, to running a small farm on a city lot or in a suburban backyard.
Author: The Gardeners of Seattle Tilth
Publisher: Hachette UK
The most complete book on urban farming, covering everything from growing organic produce and raising chickens, to running a small farm on a city lot or in a suburban backyard. Eating locally and growing one's own food is a rapidly evolving movement in urban settings - Hantz Farms in Detroit has transformed 70 acres of abandoned properties into energy-efficient gardens, and Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, a 6,000-foot vegetable farm in Brooklyn, New York, yields 30 different kinds of produce, while private square-foot farms are cropping up in cities all over the country. Created by Lisa Taylor and the gardeners of Seattle Tilth, Your Farm in the City covers all of the essential information specific to gardening and farming in a city or town. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions guide and inspire even the most inexperienced urbanite in how to grow and harvest all types of produce, flowers, herbs, and trees, as well as how to raise livestock like chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, and honeybees. Important information particular to gardening in a city or town is included, such as planning and maximizing limited space, building healthy soil, managing irrigation, understanding zoning laws, outwitting urban pests, and being a considerate farming neighbor. With 100 two-color instructional illustrations throughout and dozens of vital resources, Your Farm in the City is the most practical, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow guide to the burgeoning trend of urban farming.
Stars shining on Cape Town The Oranjezicht City Farm is a feel - good farm pilot project reconnecting city slickers with healthy food grown in their backyard . It has taken urban space and re - purposed it as a productive little farm ...
Author: Russel Wasserfall
Publisher: Pepper Publishing
A tribute to one of the world's best destinations – South Africa. A beautiful country faced to the far south, purged between two great oceans. Firmly rooted in its diverse and frequently conflicting values and traditions. Mirrored by an awe inspiring food culture with an array of simple and lavished cuisines. Enjoy the very best experiences from the local towns with a short distance from Cape Town and the Western Cape. Fuel your dreams and desires to your heart ́s content, and be inspired by the many temptations, the country can offer. Excerpts from the book serial Stars shining on Cape town.
Farm women were described as “wholesome,” “plain,” “practical,” and “straight-laced” in Ladies' Home Journal. The language used to discuss farm women set them apart from city women, who were described as fashionable and gregarious.
Author: Amy Mattson Lauters
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
"Examining how women were presented in farming and mainstream magazines over fifty years and interviewing more than 180 women who lived on farms, Lauters reveals that, rather than being victims of patriarchy, most farm women were astute businesswomen, working as partners with their husbands and fundamental to the farming industry"--Provided by publisher.
that no one entirely unfamiliar with agriculture would presume to buy a farm after merely reading a book or bulletin on the subject . In buying a farm a city man should bear in mind that he is in much the same position in choosing a ...
Author: United States. Bureau of the CensusPublish On: 1946
Only one return should be prepared if a farm operator Report in the units specified in the headings . owns a tract of land ... If a person living in a city obtain information in regard to a farm or establishment from the operates a farm ...