I love Gabriola—the kind people, the stories they have to share, the cedar-scented air and the surprising abundance …
– 240 pages
7.25 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 482 Grams
BISAC: GARDENING / Urban
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2015-11-01
The Urban Farmer
Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land
by Curtis Stone
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.
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