“Written for city and suburban folk who may have little space and/or experience, Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals covers all topics particular to urban agriculture. Readers learn the best, easiest-to-grow, high-yield fruits and vegetables, breeds of chickens, goats, and rabbits that thrive in small spaces, how to keep the lead out of your garden & home and much, much more!”
A pretty convincing and enthusiastic publisher blurb, no doubt, but it’s the personality of author, Lisa Taylor (watch this video), that really got us excited for this book. Taylor is Education Program Manager for Seattle Tilth, a group who, as noted in their mission, “inspires and educates people to garden organically, conserve natural resources and support local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community.”
Taylor is almost as fired up about events and signings as she is about the Tilth’s vision to turn the NW into the organic gardening capital of the world. She has a slew of events planned, from garden shows to bookstore stops, and expects to add more. Get out there and meet her. Peas, beans and greens, baby!