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Potatoes on Rooftops

Farming In The City

By Hadley Dyer

All around the world, people are farming in the concrete jungle!

The urban farming movement is rapidly gaining widespread acceptance. Now it's time for kids to be a part of it, too! With a minimum of equipment and whether alone or with friends, kids can start growing fruit and vegetables at home, in a community garden, or at school.

Combining practical tips and well-researched facts, Potatoes on Rooftops is a brisk and informative overview of the how and why of the movement toward small-scale urban farming. There are many ways to farm in the city: a Detroit high school program teaches students to grow food and raise chickens; in Tokyo, a bank vault was converted into an underground greenhouse; in Nairobi, local youth transformed part of a slum into a garden that helps feed their families; First Lady Michelle Obama established an organic garden at the White House; and more in other countries.

Short, kid-friendly descriptions and vibrant photos and illustrations keep the pace moving and the tone light. Toronto Public Health and FoodShare, two respected agencies, both have contributed to the book. A perfect book to get kids thinking about alternative ways of growing and getting food.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
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1 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
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1 available at Northeast
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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9781554514250


Format: Book
Author: Dyer, Hadley
Summary: Offers practical tips and techniques for urban gardening and includes an overview of the how and why of the movement.
Title: Potatoes on rooftops : farming in the city / Hadley Dyer.
Publisher Date: Toronto : Annick Press ; Buffalo, NY : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Firefly Books, 2012.
Subject: Urban gardening -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 9781554514250 1554514258
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: 635.091 Dye
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Bib Id: 418028

Format: Book
Author: Dyer, Hadley
Summary: Offers practical tips and techniques for urban gardening and includes an overview of the how and why of the movement.
Title: Potatoes on rooftops : farming in the city / Hadley Dyer.
Publisher, Date: Toronto : Annick Press ; Buffalo, NY : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Firefly Books, 2012.
Description: 83 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Urban gardening -- Juvenile literature.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 78) and index.
LCCN: bl2012028045
ISBN: 9781554514250
ISBN: 1554514258
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: 635.091 Dye