The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

Category: Book
By (author): Stone, Curtis
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Small Business
  GARDENING / Urban
  HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
  TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Organic
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Published: December 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 9.04in x 7.29in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*

There are 40 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement.

The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's). Major benefits include:

  • Low capital investment and overhead costs
  • Reduced need for expensive infrastructure
  • Easy access to markets.

Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.