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The Urban Farmer

Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land
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EAN / 13-stellige ISBN: 978-1550926019
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There are twenty 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.

Curtis Stone is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm growing vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants, and retail outlets. During his slower months, Curtis works as a public speaker, teacher, and consultant, sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers.


Curtis Stone is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm based in Kelowna, BC. Farming less than half an acre on a collection of urban plots, Green City Acres grows vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants and retail outlets. After five successful seasons, Curtis has demonstrated that one can grow an extraordinary amount of food in a backyard, and make a good living doing it. During his slower months, Curtis works as a public speaker, teacher, and consultant, sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers.


i. Back story
ii. Why I wanted to farm
iii. My barriers were my solutions
iv. Green City Acres - A commercial farm grossing $75K on 15,000 square feet.

1. A farm in the city
i. Why urban farming?
ii. A quick breakdown of economics
iii. An urban farmer's place in the community

2. A Viable Farming Business On Half An Acre Or Less
i. The zones of the farm and your life
ii. Crops better suited for the city
iii. Urban infrastructure
iv. Start up farm models

3. The Business of Urban Farming
i. Starting small
ii. Market steams
iii. Working with chef's
iv. Labour
v. Crunching numbers
vi. Self promotion
vii. Community connection
viii. Finance options

4. Finding The Right Site(s)
i. The urban advantage
ii. Scouting for land
iii. The Suburbs - Problem to Solution
iv. Multi-Locational
v. Single Site
vi. Urban soil & Fertility

5. Building your farm, one site at a time
i. Your first site
ii. Satellite farms
iii. Converting a lawn into a profitable micro farm
iv. Layout
v. The Perimeter
vi. Irrigation

6. Infrastructure and Equipment
i. Base of operations
ii. Tools
iii. Farmers Markets
iv. Nursery
v. Inexpensive Season Extension
vi. Transportation

7. Operations
i. Work smarter not harder (the 40 hour farm week)
ii. Structuring the week
iii. Processing
iv. Bed turn over
v. Urban pests

8. Production Systems
i. A standardized bed
ii. Extending the season
iii. Planting
iv. Harvesting
v. Micro greens

9. Crop Planning
i. Determine outcomes
ii. The base plan
iii. Quick succession planting
iv. The flexible farm plan
v. Interplanting
vi. Record keeping

10. Crop Profiles
i. Crops for the urban farm


EAN / 13-stellige ISBN 978-1550926019
10-stellige ISBN 1550926012
Verlag New Society Publishers
Imprint New Society Publishers
Sprache Englisch
Editionsform Non Books / PBS
Einbandart E-Book
Typ des digitalen Artikels ePub mit Adobe DRM
Copyright Digital Rights Management Adobe
Erscheinungsdatum 14. Dezember 2015
Seitenzahl 288
Beilage EPUB
Warengruppe des Lieferanten Sachbücher, Ratgeber - Hobby, Freizeit, Natur
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