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Food-loving city dwellers already know that locally grown foods taste better, are fresher, and have less environmental impact. Since the economic downturn and recent food contamination scares, eating locally and growing one's own fruit and vegetables is becoming a rapidly evolving movement in urban settings. Now 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 perfect 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.
Lisa Taylor is the Education 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 trainings 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.
Seattle Tilth is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that cultivates a healthy urban environment and community by teaching people to grow organic food and conserve natural resources. Programs include classes for adults, children and families, community learning gardens, green jobs training, compost education and outreach, a free Garden Hotline, community events, and an active volunteer corps.