Lisa Taylor, author of Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals, will be appearing at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 at the Barnes and Noble in Lynnwood.
Taylor and the Gardeners of Seattle Tilth have put together an all-in-one compendium of everything you need to know to start growing your own food and raising city-friendly livestock.
Written for city and suburban dwellers who may have little experience and/or space, the book covers all topics relevant to urban agriculture throughout the United States and beyond. Learn:
- The best, easiest-to-grow, high-yield fruits and vegetables
- Breeds of chickens, goats, and rabbits that thrive in small spaces
- The thrill of creating compost from food scraps and dozens of hungry Red Wigglers
- Organic gardening techniques (including outwitting urban pests without poisons)
- Preparing and preserving fresh food from your garden
- Innovative organization profiles from across America that have changed the face of urban farming
Additional information particular to gardening in city or suburban areas includes planning and maximizing limited spaces, building healthy soil, managing irrigation, winter gardening, gardening with kids, extending the harvest, dealing with toxins in your soil and being a considerate farming neighbor.
Taylor is a program manager for Seattle Tilth. She is a co-author of the Maritime Northwest Garden Guide and a frequent speaker on soils, compost, edible landscaping and children’s gardening. She facilitates training for teachers and others interested in schoolyard gardening and is passionate about teaching children and their parents where their food comes from and how to care for living things.
Barnes and Noble is located at 19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway in Lynnwood.