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Contribute to cultural renewal and improved health This book enables readers to understand and contribute to their local food system whether they are raising vegetables in a community garden setting up a farmers’ market or formulating regulations for farming and composting within city limits CONTRIBUTORS Catherine Brinkley Benjamin W Chrisinger Nevin Cohen Michèle Companion Lindsey Day Farnsworth Janine de la Salle Luke Drake Sheila Golden Randel D Hanson Megan Horst Nurgul Fitzgerald Janine de la Salle Luke Drake Sheila Golden Randel D Hanson Megan Horst Nurgul Fitzgerald B R Jablonski Laura Lawson Kara Martin Nathan McClintock Alfonso Morales Jayson Otto Anne Pfeiffer Anne Roubal Todd M Schmit Erin Silva Michael Simpson Lauren Suerth Dory Thrasher Katinka Wijsman Erin Silva Michael Simpson Lauren Suerth Dory Thrasher Katinka Wijsman ,


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Full scale food production in cities is it an impossibility Or is it a panacea for all that is it an impossibility Or is it a panacea for all that urban communities Today it’s a reality but many people still don’t know how much of an impact this emerging food system is having on cities and their residents This book showcases the work of the farmers activists urban planners and city officials in the United States and Canada who are advancing food production They have realized that when it’s Done Right Farming In Cities right farming in cities enhance the local ecology foster cohesive communities and improve the uality of life for urban residents Implementing urban agriculture often reuires change in the physical political and social organizational lands. Cape Beginning with a AT HOW AND WHY PEOPLE GREW THEIR how and why city grew their food in the early twentieth century the contributors to Cities of Farmers examine the role of local and regional regulations and politics especially the creation of food policy councils in making cities into fertile ground for farming The authors describe how food is produced and distributed in cities via institutions as diverse as commercial farms community gardens farmers’ markets and regional food hubs Growing food in vacant lots and on rooftops affects labor capital investment and human capital formation and as a result urban agriculture intersects with land values and efforts to build affordable housing It also can.
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Cities of Farmers