New Stories From 'Urban Agriculture Notes'
Random header image... Refresh for more!

Lorraine Johnson’s City Farmer – Adventures in Urban Food Growing coming on May 22, 2010

lorrbook2

Michael Ableman says: “Vibrant and alive, a spirited journey to meet those who are rediscovering the economic, social, and healing power of growing food in the city.”

City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing
By Lorraine Johnson
Greystone Books
May 2010

The dedication in the book reads:
“For Michael Levenston, Canada’s unofficial minister of urban agriculture for more than thirty years.”

Excerpt from Chapter 10 ‘The Edible City’:

Surely we’re ready, in cities throughout North America, for civic actions that ignite our imaginations and engage the possibilities far beyond things like a single pilot-project planter. Here’s a modest list, a start:

Install community greenhouses in public parks, where people can grow seedlings for their yards and community garden plots.

Provide municipally run soil-testing programs, for people to quickly, easily, and affordably determine the health of their soil.

[Read more →]

May 1, 2010   10 Comments