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Despommier, Dickson D.

Summary: When the author, a Columbia professor, set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crisis, he didn't just think big, he thought up. His stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. These multi-story intensely managed indoor farms, grown inside skyscrapers, are capable of producing traditional greenhouse crops, as well as pigs...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 630 DES

Allen, Will

Summary: Describes the author's early experiences as a sharecropper's son and a KFC executive before building a preeminent urban farm to feed, educate, and employ thousands of at-risk youths.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gotham Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 631.5 ALL

Summary: The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country's most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community. But now,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Pictures 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GAR
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF GAR

Foreman, Patricia L. (Patricia Louise)

Summary: City Chicks is a remarkable trend-setting book for poultry lovers and urban agriculturists. It combines hands-on, real-life experience to bring you one of the most complete authorative books on micro-flock management.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Good Earth Publications 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.5 FOR

Gustafson, Katherine.

Summary: "A fascinating exploration of America's food innovators, that gives us hopeful alternatives to the industrial food system described in works like Michael Pollan's bestselling Omnivore's Dilemma Change Comes to Dinner takes readers into the farms, markets, organizations, businesses and institutions across America that are pushing for a more sustainable food system in America. Gustafson...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.3 GUS

Taylor, Lisa.

Summary: Written specifically for city dwellers, all-in-one resource tells how to grow organic produce, raise livestock, even run a small farm in urban environment, from a roof top or window box to a city lot or back yard.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 635 TAY

Carpenter, Novella

Summary: Novella Carpenter loves cities--the culture, the crowds, the energy. At the same time, she can't shake the fact that she's the daughter of two back-to-the-land hippies who taught her to love nature and eat vegetables. She decides that it might be possible to have it both ways when she moves to a ramshackle house in inner-city Oakland and discovers a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 630.9173 CAR

Graham, Chris

Summary: "This book is a collection of 500 tips for keeping chickens, illustrated throughout with specially commissioned linocut prints, is an ideal companion for newcomers to chicken keeping and also a perfect gift for more experienced bird lovers"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.5 GRA

Morrow, Rosemary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kangaroo Press 2006

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Summary: This program looks into the urban farming phenomenon in Montreal, where community gardens have been a staple for decades; in Toronto, where people have taken their crops to the skies for lack of space; and in Detroit, a city that is reclaiming space left vacant after abandoned buildings are demolished. It is in "bombed-out" locales like Detroit that urban farming really demonstrates what it can...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2012

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Rich, Sarah.

Summary: Profiles sixteen urban farms located in major metropolitan areas across the country, each operated by individuals and communities committed to sustainable and innovative agriculture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 635.977 RIC

Gallagher, John

Contents: Shrinking cities -- Detroit today -- Potential and problems in urban agriculture -- Road diets and roundabouts -- Healing a wounded landscape -- Filling the vacancy -- Revving the urban economic engine -- The best idea Detroit's never tried -- Who governs? -- The way forward.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2010

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