The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land Author Curtis Allen Stone
ISBN-10 0865718016
ISBN-13 9780865718012
Year 2015-12-29
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher New Society Publishers
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There are twenty 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 marketsGrowing 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 Curtis Stone is the owner operator of Green City Acres a commercial urban farm growing vegetables for farmers markets restaurants andretail outlets During his slower months Curtis works as a public speaker teacher and consultant sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers

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ISBN-10 9781771421911
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ISBN-10 9780865718012
Release 2015-12-01
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