Here are two books newly arrived in our library which take a look at urban agriculture and permaculture.
The permaculture handbook by Peter Bane. This book looks at the urban landscape which has swallowed vast swaths of prime farmland across North America. Permaculture is a practical way to apply ecological design principles to food, housing, and energy systems. This title casts garden farming as both an economic opportunity and a strategy for living well with less money.
The good food revolution : growing healthy food, people and communities by Will Allen and Charles Wilson. This book describes the author’s early experiences as a sharecropper’s son and a KFC executive before building a preeminent urban farm to feed, educate, and employ thousands of at-risk youths.