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The Fruitful city : the enduring power of the urban food forest

Author: Helena Moncrieff; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : ECW Press, 2018.
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Examining the roots and fruits of the urban foodscape Our cities are places of food polarities - food deserts and farmers' markets, hunger and food waste, fast food delivery and urban gardening. While locavores and preserving pros abound, many of us can't identify the fruit trees in our yards or declare a berry safe to eat. Those plants - and the people who planted them - are often forgotten. In The Fruitful City,  Read more...
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Moncrieff, Helena
The Fruitful City : The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest
Toronto : ECW Press,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helena Moncrieff; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781773051529 1773051520 9781773051536 1773051539
OCLC Number: 1030983802
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Front Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction: Francesco's Fig; Chapter One: Putting Down Roots; Chapter Two: Planting Seeds; Chapter Three: Up a Tree; Chapter Four: The Fruits of Our Labour; Chatper Five: Urban Orchards; Chapter Six: Withering on the Vine; Chapter Seven: Wassail; Conclusion: Waiting for Spring; Acknowledgements; Notes and Sources; Harvest Organizations; Copyright
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Examining the roots and fruits of the urban foodscape Our cities are places of food polarities - food deserts and farmers' markets, hunger and food waste, fast food delivery and urban gardening. While locavores and preserving pros abound, many of us can't identify the fruit trees in our yards or declare a berry safe to eat. Those plants - and the people who planted them - are often forgotten. In The Fruitful City, Helena Moncrieff examines our relationship with food through the fruit trees that dot city streets and yards. She tracks the origins of these living heirlooms and questions how they went from being subsistence staples to raccoon fodder. But in some cities, previously forgotten fruit is now in high demand, and Moncrieff investigates the surge of non-profit urban harvest organizations that try to prevent that food from rotting on concrete and meets the people putting rescued fruit to good use. As she travels across Canada, slipping into backyards, visiting community orchards, and taking in canning competitions, Moncrieff discovers that attitudinal changes are more important than agricultural ones. While the bounty of apples is great, reconnecting with nature and our community is the real prize.

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