Street Farm

Street Farm Author Michael Ableman
ISBN-10 9781603586030
Year 2016-08-17
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Street Farm is the inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbia—one of the worst urban slums in North America—who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic problems in their neighborhood. It is a story of recovery, of land and food, of people, and of the power of farming and nourishing others as a way to heal our world and ourselves. During the past seven years, Sole Food Street Farms—now North America’s largest urban farm project—has transformed acres of vacant and contaminated urban land into street farms that grow artisan-quality fruits and vegetables. By providing jobs, agricultural training, and inclusion in a community of farmers and food lovers, the Sole Food project has empowered dozens of individuals with limited resources who are managing addiction and chronic mental health problems. Sole Food’s mission is to encourage small farms in every urban neighborhood so that good food can be accessible to all, and to do so in a manner that allows everyone to participate in the process. In Street Farm, author-photographer-farmer Michael Ableman chronicles the challenges, growth, and success of this groundbreaking project and presents compelling portraits of the neighborhood residents-turned-farmers whose lives have been touched by it. Throughout, he also weaves his philosophy and insights about food and farming, as well as the fundamentals that are the underpinnings of success for both rural farms and urban farms. Street Farm will inspire individuals and communities everywhere by providing a clear vision for combining innovative farming methods with concrete social goals, all of which aim to create healthier and more resilient communities.

Welcome to Silver Street Farm

Welcome to Silver Street Farm Author Nicola Davies
ISBN-10 9780763659967
Year 2012-02-28
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Candlewick Press
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Even though Meera, Gemma, and Karl live in the city, they've always wanted a farm of their own. And it looks as though their dream may happen sooner than they imagined when Meera discovers an abandoned railway station with grounds for grazing. Next, some eggs they thought were foul hatch into ducklings, and a couple of "poodles" bought off the Internet turn out to be lambs. There's just one problem: how can the kids - and the community - persuade the city council not to turn the old site into a parking garage? The first in a series of fun-filled stories about Silver Street Farm, here is a tale with natural appeal for kids who love animals, aim to be green, and enjoy a do-it-yourself spirit of adventure.

The Revolutionary Urbanism of Street Farm

The Revolutionary Urbanism of Street Farm Author Stephen E. Hunt
ISBN-10 1906477442
Year 2014
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher
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Stephen Hunt has produced the definitive account of Street Farm (Graham Caine, Peter Crump and Bruce Haggart), a London-based collective of anarchist architects working in the early 1970s. The three friends put together Street Farmer, an underground paper that, alongside mutating tower blocks, cosmic tractors and sprouting one-way signs, propagated ideas for the radical transformation of urban living which they called 'revolutionary urbanism'.

All Aboard at Silver Street Farm

All Aboard at Silver Street Farm Author Nicola Davies
ISBN-10 1406323055
Year 2011
Pages 79
Language en
Publisher Walker
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It's summer at Silver Street Farm and all the animals are getting very hot and thirsty. The three children who run the farm - Meera, Gemma and Karl - decide to hold a competition to see who can come up with the best scheme for getting water to the farm. The solution surprises everybody.

Escape from Silver Street Farm

Escape from Silver Street Farm Author Nicola Davies
ISBN-10 9780763665623
Year 2013-03-26
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Candlewick Press
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Some of the key animals go AWOL just before Silver Street’s opening celebration in the second adventure about the city farm run by kids. It’s opening day at Silver Street Farm, and Meera, Gemma, and Karl are very excited. Everything is going to plan until the star attractions — the turkeys — go missing along with Bobo and Bitzi, the Silver Street sheep. It takes a lot of detective work (and the enlistment of a pushy ram named Kenny), but the children finally track down the escapees and find the culprits. What they discover are two very surprising turkey rustlers indeed!

From Farm to Canal Street

From Farm to Canal Street Author Valerie Imbruce
ISBN-10 9780801456862
Year 2015-09-18
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Cornell University Press
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In From Farm to Canal Street, Valerie Imbruce tells the story of how Chinatown's food network operates amid and against the grain of the global trend to consolidate food production and distribution. Manhattan's Chinatown demonstrates how a local market can influence agricultural practices, food distribution, and consumer decisions."

Farm City

Farm City Author Novella Carpenter
ISBN-10 1101060174
Year 2009-06-11
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm Novella Carpenter loves cities-the culture, the crowds, the energy. At the same time, she can't shake the fact that she is the daughter of two back-to-the-land hippies who taught her to love nature and eat vegetables. Ambivalent about repeating her parents' disastrous mistakes, yet drawn to the idea of backyard self-sufficiency, Carpenter decided that it might be possible to have it both ways: a homegrown vegetable plot as well as museums, bars, concerts, and a twenty-four-hour convenience mart mere minutes away. Especially when she moved to a ramshackle house in inner city Oakland and discovered a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door. She closed her eyes and pictured heirloom tomatoes, a beehive, and a chicken coop. What started out as a few egg-laying chickens led to turkeys, geese, and ducks. Soon, some rabbits joined the fun, then two three-hundred-pound pigs. And no, these charming and eccentric animals weren't pets; she was a farmer, not a zookeeper. Novella was raising these animals for dinner. Novella Carpenter's corner of downtown Oakland is populated by unforgettable characters. Lana (anal spelled backward, she reminds us) runs a speakeasy across the street and refuses to hurt even a fly, let alone condone raising turkeys for Thanksgiving. Bobby, the homeless man who collects cars and car parts just outside the farm, is an invaluable neighborhood concierge. The turkeys, Harold and Maude, tend to escape on a daily basis to cavort with the prostitutes hanging around just off the highway nearby. Every day on this strange and beautiful farm, urban meets rural in the most surprising ways. For anyone who has ever grown herbs on their windowsill, tomatoes on their fire escape, or obsessed over the offerings at the local farmers' market, Carpenter's story will capture your heart. And if you've ever considered leaving it all behind to become a farmer outside the city limits, or looked at the abandoned lot next door with a gleam in your eye, consider this both a cautionary tale and a full-throated call to action. Farm City is an unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmers' tips, and a great deal of heart. It is also a moving meditation on urban life versus the natural world and what we have given up to live the way we do.

Frozen Solid at Silver Street Farm

Frozen Solid at Silver Street Farm Author Nicola Davies
ISBN-10 1406337838
Year 2012
Pages 76
Language en
Publisher Walker
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It's winter and the residents of Lonchester are struggling against the Big Freeze. The ice on the canal is half a metre thick and there are snowdrifts two metres high! Meera, Karl and Gemma are delighted; school is closed, but there's no time to play, the animals need a lot of looking after in the cold.

The New Farm

The New Farm Author Brent Preston
ISBN-10 9780345811875
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Random House Canada
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The inspiring and sometimes hilarious story of a family that quit the rat race and left the city to live out their ideals on an organic farm, and ended up building a model for a new kind of agriculture. You know those books where the city folks move to the country and have all kinds of crazy misadventures? Where the barnyard is a place of bucolic harmony and each passing season brings the author closer to understanding his proper place in the natural order? You know those books where the primary objective is not so much farming, but writing about farming? This isn’t that kind of book. It’s true that Brent Preston and Gillian Flies did leave the city and move to the country, and they did make a lot of stupid mistakes, some of which are pretty funny in hindsight. But their goal from the beginning was to build a real farm, one that would sustain their family, heal their environment, and nourish their community. It was a goal that was achieved not through bucolic self-reflection, but through a decade of grinding toil and perseverance. Told with humour and heart in Preston’s unflinchingly honest voice, The New Farm is the story of one family’s transition from die-hard urbanites to bona fide farmers and passionate advocates for a more just and sustainable food system. It’s the story of how a couple of young professionals learned not just how to grow food, but how to succeed at the business of farming. And it’s the story of how a small, sustainable, organic farm ended up providing not just a livelihood, but a happy, meaningful and fulfilling way of life.

Street Pharm

Street Pharm Author Allison van Diepen
ISBN-10 9781439120323
Year 2013-09-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Ty Johnson knows survival. Since inheriting his pop’s business at sixteen, Ty’s developed smarts, skills, and mad discipline. The supply game’s in his blood. And life is pretty sweet when you’re on top. But one slip—or one serious competitor—and life turns ugly fast. Suddenly, Ty’s got to rethink his whole strategy. And for the #1 dealer on the streets, strategy is not just about staying ahead. It’s about survival.

The World of Eric Carle Around the Farm Sound Book

The World of Eric Carle  Around the Farm Sound Book Author Mark Rader
ISBN-10 1450805752
Year 2013-02-01
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Phoenix International Publications Incorporated
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The World of Eric Carle Around the Farm Sound Book has an attached 30-button audio module that enables children to connect sound to 30 unique animal illustrations by artist Eric Carle. Each button represents an animal, bird, or insect that might be found on a farm. Press the button to hear the name of the creature and a sound associated with it. The book is recommended for children ages 3 years and older.Here is the list of the animals in the book: bull, cow, goat, pig, sheep, lamb, donkey, horse, hen, turkey, chick, rooster, cat, dog, mouse, frog, duck, turtle, fish, crow, sparrow, owl, woodpecker, snake, rabbit, cricket, dragonfly, bee, butterfly, and Eric Carle's famous very hungry caterpillar. The World of Eric Carle Around the Farm Sound Book conforms to the toy safety requirements of ASTM F963-08. Three replaceable long-life AG-13 button cell batteries that power the sound module are included.

My Farm

My Farm Author Alison Lester
ISBN-10 1741147867
Year 2005-12-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Allen & Unwin
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From the author of Are we there yet?, a gorgeous, sparkly new cover edition of a classic Australian picture-book. Affectionate, funny, and full of adventure, My Farm gives a vivid picture of a child's life in the country.

The Magnolia Story with Bonus Content

The Magnolia Story  with Bonus Content Author Chip Gaines
ISBN-10 9780718081539
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not found in the hardcover! Are you ready to see your fixer upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—Who are these people?What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America’s new best friends. The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today. They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day. In The Magnolia Story fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover: The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping baby Joanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children When Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreck Joanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple Memories and photos from Chip and Jo’s wedding The significance of the word magnolia and why it permeates everything they do The way the couple pays the popularity of Fixer Upper forward, sharing the success with others, and bolstering the city of Waco along the way And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”