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The Essential Urban Farmer

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Forthcoming December 27, 2011

By Novella Carpenter, Willow Rosenthal
Publisher: Penguin
December 27, 2011
592 pages

From Ghost Town Farm blog – Novella Carpenter:
My new book is coming out December 27 (hmm, right around the baby coming)! Willow Rosenthal and I have been slaving on this giant how-to book for the past three years or something. It’s called “The Essential Urban Farmer”. It’s got everything a budding or experienced urban farmer might want to know about growing veggies and fruit, securing land, and raising livestock in the city.

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September 18, 2011   1 Comment

“What sounds will you create or play to help your urban farm grow?”

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Photo by Daniel Shea.

Question by Peaches, Electronic Musician and Performance Artist, Berlin

By Smart-Urban-Stage
Sept. 2011

Excerpts:

Urban farming is an increasingly important part of sustaining our future and taking control of what and how we eat.

It is getting more and more difficult, especially in urban environments to obtain real fresh organic food. To motivate ourselves to carry through with this, it would be interesting to take part in the ongoing experiment about how and what specific music can help your plants grow.

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The Vege-Men’s Revenge – 1897 children’s picture/verse book

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We’re chopped for hash and fixed for mash to make potato crust

Pictures by Florence Kate Upton
Verses by Bertha Upton
Longman’s. Green & Co.
1897

The Vege-men’s Revenge, first published in 1897, features Poppy, a little girl, who is coaxed by Don Tomato and Herr Carrot to Vege-men’s Land, where she is buried on the promise that this will make her grow. Poppy sleeps through a nightmare of all the chopping, boiling, etc., that makes vegetables edible and eventually awakes to take this same sort of revenge on the stuff in her garden.

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