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The Urban Farmer

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Beschreibung

Strategies and techniques for making a living with intensive food production in small spaces

There are 40 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement.

The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's). Major benefits include:

  • Low capital investment and overhead costs
  • Reduced need for expensive infrastructure
  • Easy access to markets.

Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.



Autorentext

Curtis Stone is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm based in Kelowna, BC. Farming less than half an acre on a collection of urban plots, Green City Acres grows vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants and retail outlets. During his slower months, Curtis works as a public speaker, teacher, and consultant, sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers. Curtis Stone lives in Kelowna, BC.



Inhalt

Foreword, by Diego Footer
Preface

1: A Farm in the City

  1. Why Urban Farming?
  2. Connecting the Dots: An Urban Farmer's Place in the Community
  3. Quick Breakdown of Economics

2: A Viable Farming Business On Acre Or Less

3: The Business of Urban Farming

4: Finding the Right Site

5: Building Your Farm, One Site at a Time

6: Infrastructure and Equipment

7: Operations

8: Production Systems

9: Basic Crop Planning

10: Crops for the Urban Farmer

Acknowledgments
Glossary
Endnotes
Index
About the Author

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Urban Farmer
Untertitel: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land
Autor:
EAN: 9781550926019
ISBN: 978-1-55092-601-9
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: New Society Publishers
Genre: Natur
Anzahl Seiten: 288
Veröffentlichung: 14.12.2015
Jahr: 2015
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 17.9 MB
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