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Breaking Through Concrete by People have always grown food in urban spaces--on windowsills and sidewalks, and in backyards and neighborhood parks--but today, urban farmers are leading an environmental and social movement that transforms our national food system. To explore this agricultural renaissance, brothers David and Michael Hanson and urban farmer Edwin Marty document twelve successful urban farm programs, from an alternative school for girls in Detroit, to a backyard food swap in New Orleans, to a restaurant supply garden on a rooftop in Brooklyn. Each beautifully illustrated essay offers practical advice for budding farmers, such as composting and keeping livestock in the city, decontaminating toxic soil, even changing zoning laws.
Publication Date: 2011
Sustainable Gardens by Sustainable Gardens by Roger Spencer and Rob Cross shows how horticulture can contribute towards a more sustainable future.
Publication Date: 2009
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American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening by An essential volume packed with authoritative advice for all gardeners, The American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening guides readers expertly through the latest gardening techniques, details information on garden planning and design, and covers useful tools and materials.
Call Number: SB450.95 .A45 2003
Dictionary of Horticulture by Covers gardening techniques, tools, pest control, plats to suit any climate, plant care, and other information (publisher note).
Call Number: SB45.N37 1994
The Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques Rev and updated edition by The definitive guide to the best gardening techniques from pruning to propagation and planting to harvesting. This step-by-step guide to essential gardening practice is a must-have reference showing modern methods to a new generation of gardeners. Compiled by leading specialists in every area of gardening, the book contains a vast amount of expert information clearly demonstrating the tried-and-tested techniques honed by the world's leading gardening authority. Using more than 1,600 artworks in more than 400 step-by-step sequences, the book covers every aspect of gardening from pruning to sowing, watering to feeding, and propagating to planting. Covering all plants including trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, fruit and herbs, it shows how to create water features and patios, and add lighting. It also includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. The wealth of practical information makes this book an essential purchase for both professional and amateur gardeners.
Call Number: SB 450.95.N49 2019
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