Your Farm in the City
An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals
Lisa Taylor and the Gardeners of Seattle Tilth
The most complete book on urban farming, covering everything from growing organic produce and raising chickens, to running a small farm on a city lot or in a suburban backyard.
“Why drive to your local Farmer’s Market when you can just walk a few feet and pick your own fresh produce…Your Farm in the City shows you how.”
—Dolores Long (Pennsylvania)
“It’s an exciting — as well as encouraging — book that opens the door to many of the current organic trends that we’re seeing in the world today. From growing veggies and fruits, to soil basics, to raising your own bees…Your Farm in the City has tons of tips and ideas sandwiched between its pages that will have your mind swimming with what could be possible in your own little corner of the world.”
—Vegetable Gardener magazine
Intrigued by the local foods movement? Do you love the idea of purchasing all-organic food for yourself and your family, but find the costs to be a giant roadblock?
Perhaps a lack of luxurious outdoor space and acreage have you feeling like starting your own garden is an impossible endeavor?
Created by Lisa Taylor and the gardeners of Seattle Tilth, Your Farm in the City covers all of the essential information specific to gardening and farming in a city or town. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions guide and inspire even the most inexperienced urbanite in how to grow and harvest all types of produce, flowers, herbs, and trees, as well as how to raise livestock like chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, and honeybees. Important information particular to gardening in a city or town is included, such as planning and maximizing limited space, building healthy soil, managing irrigation, understanding zoning laws, outwitting urban pests, and being a considerate farming neighbor.
With 100 two-color instructional illustrations throughout and dozens of vital resources, Your Farm in the City is the most practical, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow guide to the burgeoning trend of urban farming.
Lisa Taylor is the Education Program Manager for Seattle Tilth. She is a coauthor of the Maritime Northwest Garden Guide and a frequent speaker on soils, compost, edible landscaping, and children’s gardening. She facilitates training in schoolyard gardening and is passionate about teaching children and their parents where their food comes from and how to care for living things.
Seattle Tilth is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that cultivates a healthy urban environment and community by teaching people to grow organic food and conserve natural resources. Programs include classes for adults, children, and families, as well as community events and an active volunteer corps.