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Backyard Roots: Lessons On Living Local From 35 Urban Farmers

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35 urban farmers from Northern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia – Book Forthcoming March 15

By Lori Eanes
Mountaineers Books
March 15, 2013
192 Pages, Features over 200 photos
Lori Eanes is a San Francisco-based food and people photographer. Her work has been published in Sierra Magazine, Sunset, Organic Style, The Wall Street Journal, Via, and San Francisco Magazine, as well as in a variety of cookbooks. She grows her own vegetables in the Mission District of San Francisco.

Backyard Roots is a unique project by California-based photographer Lori Eanes that evocatively and intimately explores the lives of 35 urban farmers in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. In these stories and photos you’ll find people like Laura Allen, the Oakland-based cofounder of Greywater Action, a policy and education nonprofit that promotes the use of greywater systems. In Vancouver, aquaponic farmer Jodi Peters sustainably grows and harvests tilapia in sync with her organic vegetable garden. Or meet Jonathan Chen, a young cancer survivor who now manages the Danny Woo Community Gardens in south Seattle, where a group of Southeast Asian immigrants farm in a vibrant mix of cultures.

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Gardens: edible flowers

violaViola tricolor has long been used as an edible flower, sprinkled on salads or desserts.

Depend on flowers to brighten up your plot and add a little magic to savouries, salads, puddings and cocktails

By Lia Leendertz
The Guardian
22 February 2013

Excerpt:

I ate a lot of flowers last year. Not terribly filling, I’ll admit, but they proved to be the most magical of ingredients, turning a green salad into a flowery mead and a scoop of ice-cream into a fairy castle. They earned their keep pre?harvest, too: they looked so at home on the allotment, nestling brightly and dependably among the veg, and providing something to lift the heart even when skies were grey and produce was lacking.

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