Robert and Hannah Litt are the owners of the Urban Farm Store, authors of A Chicken in Every Yard, and experts on keeping backyard chickens. They have been featured on Planet Green’s Renovation Nation, National Public Radio, and Oregon Public Broadcasting.
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.
This plain-English guide helps readers find the right parakeetand offers expert advice on feathering his nest, from setting upthe cage and selecting foods to keeping messes at bay. Readers willdiscover how to groom a parakeet, recognize the symptoms ofillness, and keep a parakeet safe from other pets. They will alsosee how to teach a parakeet to talk, understand parakeet behavior,and find an avian veterinarian.