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Information overload Eventually, I ll get really serious about my tiny garden plot and use this guide to help me recondition the soil and all the rest Until then, I ll just be dreaming about a composting toilet in the backyard and saving urine to make fertilizer. This book is probablyappropriate to suburban than urban environments I don t see things like fruit trees, bees, goats, greenhouses and outdoor washing stations going over well being possible in the city I have a suburban house and bee keeping seems a bit self centered even here.That being said, there is a good amount of useful information for suburban farmers here.There is a bit less of a focus on gardening techniques than I d like, but there are tons of other useful information such as This book is probablyappropriate to suburban than urban environments I don t see things like fruit trees, bees, goats, greenhouses and outdoor washing stations going over well being possible in the city I have a suburban house and bee keeping seems a bit self centered even here.That being said, there is a good amount of useful information for suburban farmers here.There is a bit less of a focus on gardening techniques than I d like, but there are tons of other useful information such as many building plans for gardening projects Great book Well written and covers the basics from day one to harvest be it vegetable or animal The authors enthusiasm makes this an interesting read, especially in reflection after a first year s garden They don t endorse anything rash, however, and stress responsible decision making This was a great read and wi be an invaluable reference as I expand some of my ventures. I didn t realize this was going to be a complete guide to farming gardening glad I got it though I ll keep an eye out for a cheap version to buy it s a really good reference to own Lots of applicable info on front yard and container gardening. ( Download Pdf ) ♎ The Essential Urban Farmer ♞ The how to guide for a new generation of farmers from the author of Farm City and a leading urban garden educator In this indispensable guide, Farm City author Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal share their experience as successful urban farmers and provide practical blueprints complete with rich visual material for novice and experienced growers looking to bring the principles of ethical food to the city streets The Essential Urban Farmer guides readers from day one to market day, advising on how to find the perfect site, design a landscape, and cultivate crops For anyone who has ever grown herbs on windowsills, or tomatoes on fire escapes, this is an invaluable volume with the potential to change our menus, our health, and our cities forever I m not sure that what is described in this book should really be called farming unless on a very small scale but there is lots of useful information contained within this book although a lot of it is repetitive. Practical and comprehensive. An in depth and broad coverage of the authors experiences at farming in an urban setting The term urban farming annoys me with it s hipster connotations, but the book was genuine in tone and advice It reads fine sequentially, but I find itvaluable as a reference book picking and choosing sections as questions come up It covers site selection, preparation, growing high yield and high value vegetables in small spaces, bee keeping, rabbits, and goats I skipped the animal section bec An in depth and broad coverage of the authors experiences at farming in an urban setting The term urban farming annoys me with it s hipster connotations, but the book was genuine in tone and advice It reads fine sequentially, but I find itvaluable as a reference book picking and choosing sections as questions come up It covers site selection, preparation, growing high yield and high value vegetables in small spaces, bee keeping, rabbits, and goats I skipped the animal section because we don t have the space for it, but I d like to revisit those chapters in the future This is a truly essential guide Written with great experience and wry humor, this book has detailed information on just about every topic you can think of in urban agriculture, and what s beyond the scope of this volume, the authors give clear ideas about where to findinformation It s already improved my garden I need to get my own copy instead of just borrowing the library s I can t recommend this book enough if urban farming is your thing. This is the most comprehensive book I think I ve ever read on any specific topic It is almost an encyclopedia of sorts, covering every aspect imaginable of gardening farming in an urban setting For anyone who is serious about growing or raising their own food and doing so in an organic, sustainable way, I would highly recommend this book I checked it out through the library, but this is one volume that I will likely purchase to add to my gardening reference collection.