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Huntington Ranch digs roots into urban garden concept

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The salad factory at Huntington Ranch.

The Huntington Library’s 15-acre project, featuring vegetable gardens and orchards, is part of a larger endeavor focused on the best way to grow food in a city setting.

By Mary MacVean,
Los Angeles Times
November 20, 2010

Excerpt:

Today’s enthusiasm for urban agriculture — or to put it more romantically, kitchen gardens — would seem more than familiar to millions of Americans who lived during the world wars.

“We’re just going back and claiming our heritage,” Rose Hayden-Smith, a historian and victory garden expert, said at an urban agriculture conference marking the opening this month of the Huntington Ranch, a 15-acre project at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

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Urban Agriculture: Ideas and Designs for the New Food Revolution

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Forthcoming Book in April 2011

By David Tracey
New Society Publishers
192 pages
David Tracey is a journalist, environmental designer, and the author of Guerrilla Gardening: A Manualfesto. The director of EcoUrbanist in Vancouver, he is an advocate for all those reclaiming our right to great food through urban agriculture.

Urban Agriculture is about shaping a new food system that values people and the planet above profits. First-time farmers and green thumbs alike will be inspired to get growing by working examples and expert interviews. Proving that the city of the future will be green and tasty, this book is packed with edible solutions for anyone keen to join the new food revolution.

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November 20, 2010   1 Comment