EAT UP: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture
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Easy-to-use checklists and a decision tree are included to help gauge the viability of each unique rooftop opportunity. Soaring prices and concerns about chemical-laden fruits and vegetables increasingly drive us to grow our own healthy food close to home. Essential reading for home gardeners, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, policy makers, academics, and designers, Eat Up takes urban agriculture to a whole new level, proving that rooftop farming is not just pie in the sky—it is the future of urban food.Lauren Mandel holds a master's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of arts degree in environmental science. She is a project manager and rooftop agriculture specialist at Roofmeadow, where she designs green roofs and oversees green roof and rooftop agriculture projects around the country.. In cities, however, vanishing ground space and contaminated soils spur farmers, activists, and restaurateurs to look to the skyline for a solution. The hunger for lo
Mandel's book in their backpack This guide suits all cities, roofs and styles of farming: once read, you can no longer ignore the possibilities above us. Mandel offers a practical introduction to the exciting potential as well as the challenges associated with rooftop agriculture. This book offers useful case studies of successful projects which serve a wide range of values, including building community, promoting social justice, and bolstering public health.---Charlie Miller, President, Roofmeadow. EAT UP is a must read for designers, urban planners and agriculturalists who are thinking seriously about how our cities can accommodate the pressing needs of the 21st century. A smart, comprehensive guide for ambitious b
Best book on rooftop gardening Katharine Dubow This is a great book for gardeners of all levels looking to start a rooftop garden. Love the profiles of different gardens across the country. Well researched and well written!. Comprehensively researched and beautifully laid out Comprehensively researched and beautifully laid out, this book is an excellent guide for anyone interested in rooftop agriculture and how we feed our urban communities. Can't reccomend it highly enough!. "Want to grow food on your roof? This is the book for you!" according to Jake Stein Greenberg. This book is perfect for anyone who wants to bring farm fresh food to their own roof. If you have a small family or want to start a farm, this book has it all! Superbly written with excellent pictures, it is accessible to everyone from the novice to the farmer with expertise. This book is fantastic!