The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People
“While some suburbanites may dream of one day owning rural land, many more are firmly rooted in their convenient, suburban location that affords optimal opportunities for work, school, entertainment, and amenities,” Amy Stross writes in The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People. “Yet in this unlikely land of sprawling lawn, we are seeing a rising wave of suburbanites growing food or keeping livestock in their yards.” Stross’s beautifully written and engaging guide teaches suburbanites the basics of growing food on the land they have available and helps them create a beautiful, eco-friendly micro-farm. She teaches readers to organize their busy life around their micro-farm activities, succeed with less-than-ideal landscapes, and care for their farm through the seasons. You don’t need a lot of space or a green thumb to get started. A suburban micro-farmer myself, I love Stross’s no-nonsense advice, colorful pictures, and detailed organizational planning. From creating rich soil to composting, planting vegetables to growing fruit trees or kitchen herbs, The Suburban Micro-Farm is jam-packed with information and deserves a spot on your bookshelf. I recommend this book to anyone who dreams of growing their own food, even if just a little.
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