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Backyard Roots

Lessons on Living Local From 35 Urban Farmers
Eanes, Lori (Book - 2013)
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City farmers share their secrets to growing food, raising animals, and building communities from backyards, parking strips, roof tops, and more! The burgeoning range of people now turning their urban backyards into homesteads is wide and varied, from families with young children, to immigrants recapturing their original culture, to idealistic twenty-somethings seeking community. Many of these farmers have a special lesson or inspiration to share with those who aspire to, or simply appreciate, the urban farm lifestyle.Backyard Roots is a unique project by California-based photographer Lori Eanes that evocatively and intimately explores the lives of 35 of urban farmers in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. In these stories and photos you'll find people like Laura Allen, the Oakland-based co-founder of Greywater Action, a policy and education nonprofit that promotes the use of greywater systems. In Vancouver, aquaponic farmer Jodi Peters sustainably grows and harvests tilapia in sync with her organic vegetable garden. Or meet Jonathan Chen, a young cancer survivor who now manages the Danny Woo Community Gardens in south Seattle, where a group of Southeast Asian immigrants farm in a vibrant mix of cultures. From the elderly to the young, the trendy to the purely functional, here are inspiring stories, ideas on how to make it happen, tips on everything from chicken keeping to community health, and so much more.
Authors: Eanes, Lori
Title: Backyard roots
lessons on living local from 35 urban farmers
Publisher: Seattle, Wa. : Skipstone, c2013
Characteristics: 187 p. :,col. ill. ; 25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lori Eanes
Contents: Greywater guerrilla / Laura Allen
Urban rooftop beekeeping / Lindsay Dault
Goats, gardens, and gratification / Kitty Sharkey
Acres of potential / Maya Blow and Nevada Cross
A Northwest garden blogger / Erica Strauss
Tierra Soul: urban farm and guesthouse / Krista and David Arias
From a Laotian jungle to a city garden / Farm Saeturn
Backyard permaculture / Christopher Shein
Chicken revolution / Barbara Palermo
From cancer to a community garden / Jonathan Chen
Building a neighborhood by raising food: People's Grocery Garden at the California Hotel
Toward a community-supported restaurant (CSR) / Stacey Givens
The dirt on seeds / Birgitt Evans
A family adventure in urban farming / Melissa and Tom Clauson
Bringing fruit trees back to the city / Tara Hui
From a weed-filled lot to an urban farm / Kenya Spiegel and Seth Brown
A rooftop farm for a community kitchen / Ted Cathcart
City foraging / Rebecca Lerner
A neighborhood CSA / Gray Oron
Duck keeping 101 / BJ Hedahl
Medicinal herbs for folk remedies / Rachel Freifelder
City Art Farm / Joan Engelmeyer and Steve Irish
Defending the right to raise animals for food / Esperanza Pallana
Inspiring travelers at a downtown hostel / Lee Kindell
Legalizing backyard goats / Jennie Grant
Backyard aquaponics / Jodi Peters
A restaurant's rooftop garden: Noble Rot
A chicken coop co-op / Jake Harris and Emma Klein
A cob oven for backyard cooking / Stephen Osserman
Fighting for a farm: Little City Gardens
Backyard believers / Rebecca Hazard and Lori Vail
Giving up the grocery store / Rachel Hoff and Tom Ferguson
A cooperative adventure in goat keeping: Going Goaty Co-op
A hobby mushrooms into a farm / Alex winstead
Itty-bitty farm in the city / Heidi Kooy
ISBN: 1594857113
Branch Call Number: 630.91732 E121b 2013
Subject Headings: Local foods Case studies Urban agriculture Case studies
Topical Term: Local foods
Urban agriculture
LCCN: 2012043382
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