Potatoes On Rooftops

Potatoes On Rooftops

Farming In The City

Book - 2012
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From high school students to high-rise dwellers, people--including Michelle Obama--are discovering innovative ways to grow fresh, healthy, and delicious fruit and vegetables at home, in community gardens, and at school. This brisk, informative overview explains how farming in the city is not only fun, but also important for the planet.

There are many ways to farm in the city: a Detroit high school program teaches students to grow food and raise chickens; in Tokyo, a bank vault was converted into an underground greenhouse; in Nairobi, local youth transformed part of a slum into a garden that helps feed their families. Read about modern inventions such as futuristic pod greenhouses, food-producing wall panels, and industrial-sized composters.

Short, kid-friendly descriptions and vibrant photos and illustrations keep the pace moving and the tone light. Toronto Public Health and FoodShare, two respected agencies, both have contributed to the book. Potatoes on Rooftops is the perfect book to get you thinking about how you, too, can grow food in the city.

Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9781554514250
Characteristics: 83 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pruessen, Linda


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Oct 02, 2015

This is a great overview of urban food issues framed for younger readers. It's easy to read and outlines the possible solutions as accessible for anyone who wants to start a garden. If someone wanted to introduce and empower older kids to get a garden going this would be a good book for them. A good quick read for more experienced green thumbs.

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Oct 02, 2015

SilverIlix thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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