A guide to farming in an inner city space
THE Urban Farmer by Justin Calverley & CERES is a guide for anyone who dreams of living the country life in the city.
Producing our own fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs and honey is perfectly possible in a suburban space, and this practical guide will help urban dwellers develop a more sustainable existence.
With a deep knowledge of permaculture and organic gardening, horticultural expert Justin Calverley shows you how to establish a diverse urban farm, whether in your own backyard, a courtyard or even a balcony.
Justin advocates observing and following nature's cycles ands patterns as the best way to a sustainable and productive garden.
As well as growing fruit and veg, The Urban Farmer explains how to take up bee-keeping, chook care, propagation, maintaining your plot and preserving your patch's bounty.
Justin Calverley, a horticultural expert with more than 20 years' experience, teaches a popular course, The Complete Urban Farmer, at CERES in Melbourne.
He is a go-to expert for the media and in high demand on the presentation and public speaking circuit.
Ten years of Justin's popular 3RRR radio show Dirty Deeds is available as a podcast.
CERES Environment Park is an award-winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre and urban farm on 4.5ha of reclaimed industrial land by the Merri Creek in Brunswick East, Melbourne. Internationally renowned, it has more than 400,000 annual visitors and 40,000 Facebook followers.
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