• The Urban Farmer

  • Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land
  • By: Curtis Allen Stone
  • Narrated by: Diego Footer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-09-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: WCP Media
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)

Summary

There are 20 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement.
The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's). Major benefits include:



Low capital investment and overhead costs
Reduced need for expensive infrastructure
Easy access to markets



Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.
Curtis Stone is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm growing vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants, and retail outlets. During his slower months, Curtis works as a public speaker, teacher, and consultant, sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers.
©2015 New Society Publishers (P)2017 WCP Media
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4 out of 5 stars
By Kyle Adams on 25-11-17

A dry telling of some great information.

The book itself is very inspiring. The narrorator
just has this lulling rythmic tone that can put you to sleep.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mark Paul LeBlanc on 04-04-18

Great content - Horrible Narrator

I will be avoiding this narrator in the future. It was hard to concentrate with the inflection patterns at the end of each sentence. Like a monotone Vespa.

Great content, though! Very informative.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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