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Your Farm in the City - OUR NEW BOOK!

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We've written a new book! Your Farm in the City - New Book!

Lisa Taylor and the Gardeners of Seattle Tilth, bring locavores "Your Farm in the City : An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals," the all-in-one compendium of everything you need to know to start growing your own food and raising city-friendly livestock.

Written for city and suburban dwellers who may have little experience and/or space, the book covers all topics relevant to urban agriculture throughout the United States and beyond. Learn:

  • The best, easiest-to-grow, high-yield fruits and vegetables

  • Breeds of chickens, goats, and rabbits that thrive in small spaces

  • The thrill of creating compost from food scraps and dozens of hungry Red Wigglers 

  • Organic gardening techniques (including outwitting urban pests without poisons)

  • Preparing and preserving fresh food from your garden

  • Innovative organization profiles from across America that have changed the face of urban farming

Additional information particular to gardening in city or suburban areas includes planning and maximizing limited spaces, building healthy soil, managing irrigation, winter gardening, gardening with kids, extending the harvest, dealing with toxins in your soil and being a considerate farming neighbor.

The book has reached #13 on the Pacific Northwest nonfiction paperback list!

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 See the video interview with author Lisa Taylor!

About Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor is a program manager for Seattle Tilth.  She is a co-author of the Maritime Northwest Garden Guide and a frequent speaker on soils, compost, edible landscaping and children's gardening.  She facilitates training for teachers and others interested in schoolyard gardening and is passionate about teaching children and their parents where their food comes from and how to care for living things.

Buy Now

Purchase the book from Seattle Tilth's store for $18.95 plus tax and shipping.
You can also buy the book from local book stores and through online sellers.

Your Farm in the City
An Urban-Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals
By Lisa Taylor and The Gardeners of Seattle Tilth
Paperback , 336 pages, 100 two-color illustrations
ISBN: 9781579128623 (1579128629)Carrot Landscape
Published by Black Dog & Leventhal
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