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Public produce : cultivating our parks, plazas, and streets for healthier cities

Author: Darrin Nordahl
Publisher: Washington D.C. : Island Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Updated edition]View all editions and formats
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"Why plant trees that only provide shade when they could yield fruit as well? Why not grow carrots and chard instead of daylilies in downtown plazas? This ... edition of [this title] captures the momentum that has been building around bringing agriculture back into our cities since the publication of the first edition in 2009. Taking readers from inspiration to implementation, this substantial revision profiles the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darrin Nordahl
ISBN: 9781610915496 1610915496
OCLC Number: 973695377
Description: xiv, 204 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: A guerilla on Strawberry Street --
Food security --
The cost of healthy calories --
Public space, public officials, public policy --
To glean and forage in the city --
Maintenance and aesthetics --
Food literacy --
Community health and prosperity.
Responsibility: Darrin Nordahl.

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Why plant trees that only provide shade when they could yield fruit as well? This revised edition profiles numerous communities and community officials that are rethinking the role of public space in  Read more...

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"This vital book shows how growing food on public land can transform our civic landscape, sprouting the seeds of biodiversity, sustainability, and community."--Alice Walters, Chez Panisse "Nordahl is Read more...

 
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