The Urban Farmer : How to Create a Productive Garden in Any Space
Publication Date: 20 February 2017
The guide for anyone who dreams of living the country life in the city by growing their own healthy, sustainable fruit and veg - and more!
Producing our own fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs and honey is perfectly possible in a suburban backyard. This practical guide will help urban dwellers develop a more sustainable existence.
With a deep knowledge of permaculture and organic gardening, horticultural expert Justin Calverley shows you how to establish a diverse urban farm, whether in your own backyard, a plot shared with your neighbours or even on a kerbside verge. Justin advocates observing and following nature's cycles and patterns as the best way to a sustainable and productive garden.
As well as growing fruit and veg, Justin explains how to take up bee-keeping, mushroom growing, chook care, propagation and preserving your patch's bounty.
So be inspired and get cracking on your own little garden of Eden!
About the Author
Justin Calverley, a horticultural expert with more than 20 years' experience, teaches a popular course, The Complete Urban Farmer, at CERES in Melbourne. He is a go-to expert for the media and in high demand on the presentation and public speaking circuit. Ten years of Justin's popular 3RRR radio show 'Dirty Deeds' is available as a podcast.
CERES Environment Park is an award-winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre and urban farm on 4.5 ha of reclaimed industrial land by the Merri Creek in Brunswick East, Melbourne. Internationally renowned, it has more than 400,000 annual visitors and 40,000 FB followers.