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The Rooftop Growing Guide: How to Transform Your Roof Into a Vegetable Garden or Farm

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 256 Nombre de pages
Annie Novak is the head farmer and cofounder of the nation's first commercial green roof vegetable farm, the Eagle Street Rooftop... Lire la suite
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Annie Novak is the head farmer and cofounder of the nation's first commercial green roof vegetable farm, the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm atop Broadway Stages in Brooklyn. She is the manager of the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden, and founder and director of Growing Chefs, a field-to-fork food education program. She lives in New York City.



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If you'd like to grow your own food but don't think you have the space, look up! In urban and suburban areas across the country, farms and gardens are growing atop the rooftops of residential and commercial buildings.

In this accessible guide, author Annie Novak's passion shines as she draws on her experience as a pioneering sky-high farmer to teach best practices for raising vegetables, herbs, flowers, and trees. The book also includes interviews, expert essays, and farm and garden profiles from across the country, so you'll find advice that works no matter where you live. Featuring the brass tacks on green roofs, container gardening, hydroponics, greenhouse growing, crop planning, pest management, harvesting tips, and more, The Rooftop Growing Guide will have you reimagining the possibilities of your own skyline.



Contenu

acknowledgments vii
introduction 1
how to use this book 6
1 Why Rooftops? 9
2 Assessing Your Rooftop 15
3 Containers, Greenhouses, Green Roofs,
and Irrigation Methods 41
4 The Dirt on Rooftop Soil 87
5 Rooftop Seeds and Starts 125
6 Flowers, Herbs, Shrubs, and Trees 149
7 Planning Your Planting 167
8 Rooftop Pests and Problems 189
9 Taking Care of Business 229


afterword 236

appendix 238

resources 239

index 242

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Rooftop Growing Guide: How to Transform Your Roof Into a Vegetable Garden or Farm
Sous-titre: How to Transform Your Roof into a Vegetable Garden or Farm
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Code EAN: 9781607747086
ISBN: 978-1-60774-708-6
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Ten Speed Pr
Genre: Nature, jardin et animaux
nombre de pages: 256
Poids: 753g
Taille: H233mm x B184mm x T20mm
Année: 2016

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