Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs and Hope on the Urban Frontier
Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier is the inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbia―one of the worst urban slums in North America―who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic problems in their neighborhood. It is a story of recovery, of land and food, of people, and of the power of farming and nourishing others as a way to heal our world and ourselves.
“Michael Ableman has a finely honed sensibility. Read how he gardens society, grows well-being, weeds out despair, and sows hope in this wonderfully written testament to life.” – Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest
Farm The City: A Toolkit for Setting Up a Successful Urban Farm
Farm the City is an introduction to the principles, methods, and realities of starting an urban farm derived from the success of Sole Food Street Farms, one of the largest urban agricultural enterprises in North America. Covers navigating regulations and finding land, to crop planning, fundraising, marketing, and more.
“An inspiring how-to-guide for any urban grower who is serious about success.” – LEAH PENNIMAN, co-director, Soul Fire Farm, author, Farming While Black