City Farming: A How-to Guide to Growing Crops and Raising Livestock in Urban Spaces is both the personal story of The Micro Farm Project and a compilation of anecdotes from a variety of urban farms around the country. It contains some of the best urban farming solutions in practice today and is the guidebook for starting or improving a city farm. Its pages illustrate the basics of how backyard farms produce food in the city. It also dives deeper, exploring ways that urban farmers are overcoming challenges, both big and small, to feed themselves and their communities, to nurture their neighborhoods and enhance the environment.
City Farming and CityFarmingBook.com are designed to go together. The book is organized by themes of importance to urban farmers, such as sun and heat, water, seasons, soil, farm layouts, planting, pests, and all those things that farmers need to know. The website extends the information found in the book with lots of helpful articles, videos and other resources.
Visit the Tips for City Farmers page for the best advice gathered from urban farmers across the country concerning growing food. You can learn about designing an urban farm, building healthy soil, gardening guidance, food preservation, and tips for raising urban animals.
The Get City Farming tab is where you can order the book.
You can also get a glimpse of the farms that contributed to the book on the Farms tab or post information about your own urban farm on the Bulletin Board.
Growing food, homestead permaculture and backyard livestock are my way of life, but helping other farmers really is my passion. I hope that you will be inspired to start a garden, to raise livestock, or to get more joy out of the farm you already have.
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