City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing
paper, 250 pp., $19.95
As an enthusiast for homegrown food, Canadian garden writer Lorraine Johnson tells of her early struggles with growing home produce and her advocacy of a “food-growing ethic.” A strong promoter of the conversion of various city sites into food productive centers where citizens may bond together in their efforts to grow food locally, the author reports on less legitimate ventures, such as “guerrilla gardening” and growing chickens in a city backyard. This book certainly takes an unusual approach to urban gardening, stimulating new ideas about the use vacant lots and other open spaces.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden
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