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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Greystone Books; First edition (May 15 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1553655192
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553655190
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.7 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #99,779 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lorraine Johnson has written an engaging, funny book about growing food in the city. My favourite chapter was about urban chickens; while I am personally not planning to start a city chicken farm any time soon, her advice is simple and easy to follow. And her description of all the things her three hens did made me smile.
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Inspring March 3 2014
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I loved hearing so many inspiring stories from our area of the world. It's wonderful to hear about the amazing work that so many people are doing to make the world a better place.
Rich earth March 20 2013
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This book made me want to go out and garden. Not only does this book give you an idea of the benefits of farming where ever you are, but it gives a lot of great advice about how you can start. I highly recommend this read.
Urban Farming in the City Jan. 15 2012
By Kate Copsey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
City Farmer is a book about taking unused space and using it for growing food. The concept is simple but as Lorraine points out the need for fresh vegetables and food is most critical in the inner city and depressed urban areas and this can be eased by creative use of vacant lots, rooftops and other surfaces. Using the example of her `tomato farm' which consisted of planting tomatoes in four bags of potting soil on the roof of her building we see that there are opportunities everywhere for growing healthy food.
Not only is the book filled with great information, but the resources at the back make it essential for anyone who is interesting in the topic. Guerilla gardening, foraging, animals and community garden organizations are all listed with contact information.

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