The Urban Farm Handbo... BGE-1306
The Urban Farm Handbook: city-Slicker Resources for Growing, Raising, Sourcing, Trading, and Preparing What You Eat Annette Cottrell and Joshua McNichols,2011, 384 pp., This is an amazing book, really several in one. It is a journal of a family living in town that converted over to raising nearly all their own food, with engaging stories of how they did this. It is a handbook that provides a template for your own conversion. It is a very personal story of transformation. And it is a series of profiles of very remarkable people who exemplify some aspect of the urban farm, such as beekeepers or the unlikely rabbit farmer. Finally they manage to fit in some great recipes, like Recipes for a Spring Meal: Spring Green, Parsnip and Caterpillar (optional) Soup and Mini Arugula and Goat Cheese Souffles. Many resources and charts (like plants for livestock).