The Urban Farmer
The Urban Farmer: How to Create a Productive Garden in Any Space
The guide for anyone who dreams of living the country life in the city by growing their own healthy, sustainable fruit and veg - and more!
Producing our own fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs and honey is perfectly possible in a suburban space, and this practical guide will help urban dwellers develop a more sustainable existence. With a deep knowledge of permaculture and organic gardening, horticultural expert Justin Calverley shows you how to establish a diverse urban farm, whether in your own backyard, a courtyard or even a balcony. Justin advocates observing and following nature's cycles and patterns as the best way to a sustainable and productive garden.
As well as growing fruit and veg, 'The Urban Farmer' explains how to take up bee-keeping, chook care, propagation, maintaining your plot and preserving your patch's bounty. So be inspired and get cracking with your own personal garden of Eden!
About the Author:
Justin Calverley, a horticultural expert with more than 20 years' experience, teaches a popular course, The Complete Urban Farmer, at CERES in Melbourne. He is a go-to expert for the media and in high demand on the presentation and public speaking circuit. Ten years of Justin's popular 3RRR radio show 'Dirty Deeds' is available as a podcast.
CERES Environment Park is an award-winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre and urban farm on 4.5 ha of reclaimed industrial land by the Merri Creek in Brunswick East, Melbourne. Internationally renowned, it has more than 400,000 annual visitors.
Dimensions: H 26cm x W 24.1cm
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 2017
Number of Pages: 288