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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2022-05-02
ISBN: 9781897408605
Format: Audiobook
Running Time: 3h 05m
Narrated By: Michael Ableman
BISAC: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Agribusiness

Farm The City (Audiobook)

A Toolkit for Setting Up a Successful Urban Farm

by Michael Ableman narrated by Adam Henderson

“A useful manual for anyone interested in turning the concrete jungle green . . . a must-have for any urban dweller serious about farming.” —Publishers Weekly

In Farm the City, Michael Ableman, the “Spartacus of Sustainable Food Activism,” offers a guide to setting up and running a successful urban farm, derived from the success of Sole Food Street Farms, one of the largest urban agriculture enterprises in North America. Sole Food Street Farms spans four acres of land in Vancouver, produces twenty-five tons of food annually, provides meaningful work for dozens of disadvantaged people, and has improved the surrounding community in countless ways. Coverage includes:

  • Selecting land and choosing the right crops
  • Growing food in city farms, including plans for planting and harvesting
  • Fundraising and marketing strategies, philosophies, and vital information for selling fresh products
  • Navigating local government and regulations
  • Engaging the community and building meaningful livelihoods

Farm the City is an invaluable tool kit for entrepreneurs and activists looking to create economic and social value through urban agriculture.

Urban farming has the power to change diets, economies, and lives. Yet starting an urban farm can seem daunting with skills and knowledge that extend beyond growing to include marketing, sales, employees, community relations, and navigating local regulations. With this comprehensive guide, you’ll be running a successful urban farm in no time.

“A story of how to bring cities back to life, literally and emotionally . . . Local food not only addresses quality of life, economy, and food security, it changes our hearts . . . [a] wonderfully written testament to life.” —Paul Hawken, New York Times bestselling author of Drawdown

About the Author

Michael Ableman, a commercial organic farmer for the past 45 years, is co-founder and director of Sole Food Street Farms. He founded the nonprofit Center for Urban Agriculture and has created urban farms in California and Vancouver, BC. He farms with his family at the historic 120-acre Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC.


Audiobook Companion

Farm the City audiobook companion PDF . Includes photographs and notes from the book.


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