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Agricultural Urbanism: Handbook for Building Sustainable Food Systems in 21st Century Cities
Taking sustainable food systems far beyond community gardens andlocal farms, this guide, compiled by some of the most innovative leaders of the agricultural urbanism movement, envisions much larger networks that include food-processing businesses, organic-food wholesalers, and many kinds of training programs. Outlining key strategiesfor creatingfood precincts in towns and ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Libri Publishing
(first published 2010)
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I think it's a big step forward in thinking to refer to agricultural urbanism -- takes the discussion a huge step forward from urban agriculture or food banks to talk about the whole fabric of the city being interwoven with food in the broadest sense. Aside from this conceptual boldness, it's a petty easy read, well-documented and has a practical orientation that many will find very useful.